Fresh citrus and peach aromas on the nose, with a savoury, herbal, nuttiness on the soft, lightly creamy palate. The finish is rounded with just the slightest touch of sweetness from the ripe fruit.
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
Selected grapes from hillside vineyards with poor, stony soil at an altitude of 500 metres. Hand harvested midend September.
In the Winery
Light skin contact at low temperature followed by a long, slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
White meats and fish dishes.