Deep vibrant purple colour. Inviting nose of sweet raspberry and blackberry fruit and a light, spicy perfume lift. Spicy, chocolatey, berry fruit fills the core, gentle tannins and a warm ripeness make this incredibly drinkable.
Bodegas Borsao was establised in 2001 and is a collection of three of the most progressive co-operative cellars in the Campo de Borja zone southeast of Rioja. Grapes come from 620 member growers covering 2,500 hectares, nearly a third of the region's total. Vineyards lie in the undulating foothills of the Moncayo mountain, up to 700m above sea level. In this rather severe and arid climate, with hot dry days and cool nights, Garnacha thrives and represents 70% of total production. New varieties such as Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon have also adapted well to this rugged and stony terrain. The entry level Borsao varietals, as you might expect from a well-equipped cellar of this size, are outstanding examples of easy-to-drink inexpensive wines. Increasingly though, Borsao are becoming better known for their premium wines, in particular the iconic, multi award winning Tres Picos.
In the Vineyard
From hand harvested, bush grown Garnacha and Shiraz grown on poor, stony soils in the foothills of the Moncayo mountain, harvested in the first half of October.
In the Winery
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 22 and 26C with 7 to 12 days maceration. No oak ageing.