Attention lovers of exquisite aromas: the Crianza Selección Campo de Borja DO from Bodegas Borsao spoils with a great combination of berry notes, which are harmoniously complemented with notes of slate and tobacco. A full-bodied Spanish red wine, just the way we love it.
Tasting note/ Degustation of the Crianza Selección Campo de Borja DO
The Borsao Crianza Selección Campo de Borja DO of Bodegas Borsao captivates with a very deep cherry red color and elegant ruby to garnet reflections.
The nose spoils this red wine cuvée with intense aromas of blackberry, slate and tobacco.
The finish reveals aromas of blueberries, sour cherries and vanilla. A very complex spectrum, but in no way overwhelming.
Overall, an extremely elegant and rich red wine with a beautiful depth of flavor, which has not been awarded many prizes for nothing.
Vinification/ Production of the Borsoa Crianza Seleccióne
For many years, Bodegas Borsao has been a first-class, constant and also extremely sympathetic 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 620 or so small producers who have joined together to form this cooperative know how to exploit the full potential of the rustic Campo de Borja region. At an altitude of 350 to 750 meters, they cultivate almost 2,400 hectares of vineyards with very old vines that fortunately survived the phase of new plantings of international grape varieties in the 1980s and 1990s. In the cooperative's wine cellar, chief oenologist José Luis Chueca likes to fall back on tried and tested methods: cement tanks and barriques are used here, and wine is produced according to traditional principles. For Chueca, the quality of the grape is what counts, because there is no substitute for it in the cellar.
The autochthonous grape variety Garnacha plays a primary role at Bodegas Borsao; it is believed to have originated in Aragon, as it is also called "Tinto Aragonéz" in Spain. Over the centuries, the Garnacha has adapted perfectly to the harsh life of Campo de Borja, acknowledging the gentle stress with a tremendous concentration of juice. Shale soils, formed by the weathering of the granite formations of the Moncayo Mountains, form the base of the bush vines 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 formation of the grapes. Too hot temperatures during harvest time are counteracted by the cool north wind "El Cierzo", which blows consistently from the Atlantic in spring and fall. The nearby 2,300 meter high mountains with the three characteristic peaks, (Tres Picos) form a natural barrier to the west and help reduce precipitation.
Serving Suggestion/ Food Pairing for the Borsao Crianza Seleccióne
Enjoy this Spaniard best at 15 to 17°C with dark foods.
Awards of the Crianza Selección
MUNDUS VINI 2015: Gold medal for 2012
Concours Mondial de bruxelles 2016: gold medal
Grenache du Monde 2017: Gold medal for 2013
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