Situated in north-eastern Spain, Bodegas Borsao is an important producer from the D.O. “Campo de Borja” in Aragon. This area of Spain has been producing wine since the 12th century and is known for growing the Garnacha grape, once known as the “Red of Aragon”. All three of the wines we carry from Bodegas Borsao are made from Garnacha also known as Grenache in southern France. The grapes are grown on various small parcels at varying altitudes from 1,200 to 2,400 feet. The warm, continental climate in Campo de Borja is mitigated by the “Cierzo” wind cooling the vineyards. Bodegas Borsao is one of the greatest values in the wine world, offering terrific quality at an affordable cost.
The Campo de Borja D.O. is centered around the town of Borja, famously the home of the Borgia family who came to prominence in Italy during the Renaissance. The Borgia’s produced two Popes, most notable was Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja. One of the most controversial of Renaissance popes, he acknowledged fathering several children by his mistresses and is thought to be an inspiration for Machiavelli’s book The Prince.
Borsao Rosé –
$9.99 per bottle
2017 Rosé made from 100% Garnacha.
Bright and luminous this wine is perfect for a hot summer day. Borsao’s Rosé has an aroma of berries and tastes of strawberry with hints of watermelon and spice.
Pair with: Shrimp Tacos
Borsao Tres Picos –
$17.99 per bottle
2015 made from 100% Garnacha. 91 points, Robert Parker
Shows classic Garnacha characteristics. Rich and flavorful red wine at an affordable cost. Very intense deep purple and crimson in color it has a bouquet of ripe red fruit. Flavors of blackberry, strawberry and plum, a note of leather on the finish with soft tannin. Fermented in both oak and steel, aged in new French oak prior to bottling. Drink now or cellar over the next few years.
Pair with: Grilled Pork Chops and Vegetables
Borsao Garnacha –
2016 Garnacha, Tempranillo
The flagship wine of Bodegas Borsao. Dark berry and floral aromas. Juicy fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry as well as black pepper and spice on the finish. Light tannins and bright acidity. Aged in stainless steel. Drink now.
Pair with: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers