About This Wine
In the Aragon growing region of Spain, Garnacha reigns supreme.
Garnacha — known as Grenache in France and elsewhere around the world — has been grown in Aragon for generations. Today, the Campo de Borja area is considered the prime growing area within Aragon, its vines averaging between 30 and 50 years of age.
At that point in a grapevine’s life cycle, production begins to slow down. This is particularly true in Campo de Borja’s limestone, clay and stony soils, which also serve to limit yields. And when a grapevine produces fewer berries, those berries are going to be more intense in aroma and flavor.
In crafting its bottling known as “Berola,” Bodegas Borsao begins with a base of Garnacha, complementing it with a one-fifth portion of Syrah. The blend is truly sublime, seamlessly melding the characteristics of the fruit, the vineyard and the oak barrels. Sipping a glass is almost as satisfying as being in Aragon.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:80% Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache) & 20% Syrah
- Grape Source:Campo de Borja Growing Area of Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Dark Berries, Pepper & Herbs
- Aging Vessels:French & American Oak Barrels for 14 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona tri-tip steak, or enchiladas with a red sauce.
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