3/20/2013

Borsao Selección 2011

Producer: Bodegas Borsao
Wine Name: Borsao Selección Jóven
Type: Red
Wine Region/ Appellation Campo de Borja
Vintage: 2011
Grape varieties: 70% Garnacha (Grenache), 20% Syrah, 10% Tempranillo
Alcohol: 14,5 %
Guide Price: 5 €




Our Rating: +++++ (5)


Here is the 6th Spanish Wine under 10 Euros according to our Ranking.



About the area

The Aragonese DO of Campo de Borja is located south of the River Ebro. It is one of three DOs within the Zaragoza province along with Calatayud DO and Cariñena DO. In all three regions Garnacha is a distinguishing feature and it is certainly the main point of interest for Campo de Borja which refers to itself as  “The Grenache Empire”.

Campo de Borja has almost 7,500 hectares (20-25 Million kgs of Grapes). Garnacha represents over 60% of the plantings across the D.O. vineyards. 

The oldest vineyards in the D.O. date back to 1145 and over 2,000 of the 5,000 hectares of Garnacha are between 30 and 50 years old.

About the wine

Vineyards with an age of 15 to 25 years on stony and slimy soils of clay and limestone. Peculiar maceration over 3-4 days over a total of 10-12 days.
Separate fermentation of each variety in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of between 22º-24º C.

Tasting

Deep red hue with a purple-blue rim.

Charming aromas of blackberry, plum cake, spices and menthol.

Full bodied, muscular and concentrated. Fleshy, a wine showcasing fruit and spicy aromas. Remarkable balance on the palate, combining power and warmth. A full bodied wine that will drink well in a year or two.

Would be great with Spanish omelette, but as a Game of Thrones fan, I would really enjoy it with this pork pie.