Founded in 1958 in the town of Borja, which was called Bursao during the fourth century B.C., Bodegas Borsao demonstrates what can be done with the Garnacha grape. Through a meticulous grape-selection process in the fields and again when the grapes enter the winery, only the healthiest bunches are chosen for the wines. Using the most modern winemaking techniques results in wines with emphasis on the fruit. They are the best examples of the region known as “The Garnacha Land of Spain.”
Rich, almost extravagant, this wine offers ample evidence that red wine blends in Campo de Borja can achieve relatively lofty heights. This Garnacha-based wine, allied with helpmates such as Syrah and Cabernet, shows lots of black fruits, even hints of cassis, along with barrel-derived vanilla, pepper, and spices. Drink now or in the next five or so years.
The wine comes from grapes grown in mountainside vineyards located between 1,650 and 2,100 feet above sea level.
Variety: Garancha, Syrah
Our vineyards are situated on the northern slopes of the Moncayo mountain range, in the northeast of Spain, where the cooling Cierzo wind creates a unique microclimate, ideal for growing our grapes. Produced from Macabeo grapes, this light dry white is fresh, fruity and well balanced. Ideal with seafood, pasta, pizza and rice dishes.
Straw yellow. Has strong citric and tropical fruit aromas. In the mouth it’s creamy and fresh, in perfect harmony with the acidity.
Variety: 95% Macabeo, 5% Muscat
Unlike some of its Borsao stablemates, this bottling isn’t gushing with fruit in the nose, but it has something more: balance. Black cherries and blueberries coincide with gentle vanilla and toast, and mineral and rock elements finish the wine, along with a whisp of citrusy crispness. Drink now or in the next several years.
The vineyards are divided between the chalky soil of alluvial terraces of the Ebro River at 1,200 feet in elevation and the more complex soils of the hillside vineyards on the Moncayo mountain range at 1,950 feet in elevation.
Variety: Garancha, Syrah, Tempranillo