Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, DO Campo de Borja

£16.95
  • Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, DO Campo de Borja
  • Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, DO Campo de Borja

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, DO Campo de Borja

£16.95

AVAILABILITY: 24 in stock

Grape Garnacha
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Black Fruits, Vanilla, Intense
Country Spain
Region Campo de Borja
Volume 75cl
ABV 15.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Sustainable

 

This Tres Picos Garnacha by Borsao features deep cherry red color with a touch of purple. Experience a bouquet of mature red fruits and floral notes, with a rich and well-structured palate. Notes of blackberries, strawberries, leather, vanilla, and a smoked burnt treacle tang. Paired perfectly with roast or grilled red meats.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 89Pts
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2025

"Inviting inky nose with dark red cherries, sweet vanilla and coconut. Bold palate of red berry preserve."
Sarah Jane Evans MW, Christine Allen, Beth Willard

JancisRobinson.com: 17.5Pts (2017 Vintage)

"Tasted blind. Dark fruit, concentrated blue wild berries and sweet toasted oak. Quite impressive ripeness and intensity. It has lots of extract and intensity, with big, dark-fruit impact, juicy and well ripened tannins. It is long and concentrated, substantial and exuberant. The oak charge is palatable but the wine has enough concentration to cope with it. Very young and hedonistic wine, on the modern side."
Ferran Centelles

About the Producer

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.

Grapes are sourced from over 375 member growers covering 2,400 hectares - nearly a third of the region's total. Vineyards lie in the undulating foothills of the Moncayo mountain, ranging from around 350m to 800m above sea level. At lower altitudes vines are younger and may require some irrigation, but higher up the slopes the vines are older, unirrigated bush vines.

The climate is rather severe and arid, with hot dry days, and cool nights - which allow optimum acidity levels to be maintained within the grapes. Garnacha thrives in these conditions and represents 65% of total production. The Cierzo wind from the Moncayo sweeps across the foothills of the mountain. This cold, dry wind reduces humidity levels and allows grapes to be picked a couple of weeks later in the harvest, at full maturity.

Borsao has access to a large number of vineyard plots at different altitudes, and hence to a wide selection of fantastic quality grapes. They are recognised for their entry level varietals - as outstanding examples of easy-to-drink inexpensive wines - as they are for their premium wines, in particular the iconic, multi award winning Tres Picos.

Visit the Bodegas Borsao website

Vineyard and Winery

The grapes are sourced from Borsao's oldest vines, up to 60 years old, planted on uneven clay and limestone soils in the Alto Moncayo - at an altitude of 600-700 metres. Yields are less than four and a half tons per hectare. Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel (25-30ºC) with 20-25 days maceration on skins. Maturation for 5 months in new French oak barriques.

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Karen H
One of my favourites

So glad you have this wine! I tried it recently on holiday in York and couldn't find it anywhere! So smooth - please keep stocking!