Bodegas Borsao is located in the Campo de Borja – which they refer to as the “empire of the Garnacha“ – southeast of Rioja. Grapes are harvested from the foothills of the Moncayo mountain; at 600-700 metres above sea level, warm days are tempered by cool nights, which aids the ripening process and preserves acidity in the grape respectively. The Garnacha thrives in the extreme climate and represents 70% of production.
The winery was established as a co-operative in 1959. In 2001 it joined with two other progressive, co-operative, cellars in the Campo de Borja region to become the Bodegas Borsao that we know today. Campo de Borja is considered the ‘Empire of Garnacha’ and Borsao are experts in crafting ripe and appealing wines from the variety.
100% Garnacha (or Grenache).
Garnacha grown on alluvial soils in the foothills of the Moncayo mountain. Grapes are typically harvested in the first two weeks of October. Temperature controlled fermentation takes place in stainless steel at 22C – 25C, with a 15 day maceration period.
Drink with slow-cooked belly pork, chorizo and chickpea stew, mid-week pasta.
In the Press
Silver – Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 (2017 vintage)
Silver – IWC 2020 (2019 vintage)