Lovers of exquisite aromas beware: the Crianza Selección Campo de Borja DO from Bodegas Borsao pampers with a great combination of berry notes, which are harmoniously complemented with shale and tobacco notes. A full Spanish red wine, as we love it.
Tasting note/tasting of Crianza Selección Campo de Borja DO
The Borsao Crianza Selección Campo de Borja DO by Bodegas Borsao captivates with a very deep cherry red colour and elegant ruby to garnet red reflections.
The nose pampers this red wine cuvée with intense aromas of blackberry, slate and tobacco.
In the finish, aromas of blueberries, sour cherries and vanilla become clear. A very complex spectrum, which is by no means overwhelming.
Overall, an extremely elegant and rich red wine with a beautiful depth of aroma, which has not been awarded many times in vain.
Vinification/ production of Borsoa Crianza Seleccióne
Bodegas Borsao has for many years been a first-class, constant and also extremely pleasant address for red wines as you can only wish for. The wines produced here are always clear and fruity, concentrated, always fresh with animating acidity.
The approximately 620 small producers who have joined forces to form this cooperative know how to exploit the full potential of the quaint region of Campo de Borja. At an altitude of 350 to 750 metres, they cultivate almost 2,400 hectares of vineyards with very old vines, which fortunately survived the phase of new plantings of international grape varieties in the 1980s and 1990s. In the wine cellar of the cooperative, chief oenologist José Luis Chueca likes to draw on tried and tested products: cement tanks and barriques are used here, wine is produced according to traditional principles. For Chueca, the quality of the grape counts, because it cannot be replaced by anything in the cellar.
The indigenous Garnacha grape variety plays a primary role in Bodegas Borsao; it is believed to originate in Aragon, as it is also called "Tinto Aragonéz“ in Spain. Over the centuries, the Garnacha has perfectly adapted to the harsh life in Campo de Borja and acknowledges the gentle stress with an enormous juice concentration. Slate soils created by the weathering of the granite formations of the Moncayo Mountains form the base of the bush wine grapes and provide the unique minerality in the wines. In addition, the very continental climate with dry hot days and cool nights has a positive influence on the development of the grapes. Too hot temperatures during reading time counteract the cool north wind "El Cierzo“, which constantly blows from the Atlantic in spring and autumn. The nearby 2,300 metre high mountains with the three characteristic peaks (Tres Picos) form a natural barrier to the west and help to reduce precipitation.
Serving suggestion/Food pairing for Borsao Crianza Seleccióne
Enjoy this Spaniard best at 15 to 17°C with dark food.
Awards of Crianza Selección
MUNDUS VINI 2015: Gold Medal for 2012
Concours Mondial de bruxelles 2016: Gold medal
Grenache du Monde 2017: Gold Medal for 2013
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||3,0|
|Sub region:||Campo de Borja DOP (ES)|
|Grape Variety:||Garnacha , Merlot , Tempranillo|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominazione di origine controllata|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||10|
|Alcohol % ABV:||15,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Bodegas Borsao S.A. - Ctra. Nacional 122 km. 63 - 50540 Borja (Zaragoza) - Spanien|