CAMPO DE BORJA, SPAIN
With origins back in 1958 when the Cooperative of Borja was founded, and Borsao was first registered as a brand, it is since 2001 when the co-op became a company and its 620 members became shareholders, that the company has started its climb to excellence.
Campo de Borja is Garnacha (Grenache) central - it is an area with almost 7,500 hectares of vineyards, and over 60% of that is planted with this grape. The other thing going for it is that a sizeable chunk of the vineyards are old, with two fifths of the Garnacha planting being over 30 years old, with the result being complex, dark, concentrated wines.
Love him/hate him wine critic Robert Parker loves the wines from Borsao saying "If you have not yet discovered the great values of Bodegas Borsao, it’s about time you do."
We love the bigger brother of this wine, so we thought we'd find out what the entry offering was from Borsao. It was fab - a medium weight spicy red...
Fresh and floral nose with ripe peach and lemon. Nutty stone fruit characters are matched by a broad, textural palate and clean, fruity finish. Contains Sulphites
Ripe plum and cherry aromas with sweet toasty, well integrated oak and herbal hints. A rich, warm, generous wine with concentrated earthy blackberry fruit, backed by fresh acidity and firm...
Robert Parker loves Borsao. We love Borsao. Everyone loves Borsao. You will too. Contains Sulphites
Deep cherry red in colour with a hint of purple. A bouquet of mature red fruits with floral notes that are typical of the best Garnachas. The palate is rich...