Bodegas Borsao Garnacha 2017

$8.99

Bodegas Borsao Garnacha 2017: Borsao Garnacha wine has a deep ruby color, a big sweet kiss of licorice, kirsch liqueur and darker currants, cherry red with violet nuances.

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This Garnacha wine has a ripe fruit nose with floral tones.

On the palate it is medium bodied, refreshing, exuberant and fruity, pure and lusty spiciness and with a complex and long aftertaste.

Pairs well with casual food, vegetables, pasta and rice, chicken, red meat and barbecue in general.

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James Suckling – 89 points
“Proof that garnacha can give a fruity and charming wine. Juicy and slightly sweet, but with a fresh, dry finish that says barbecue!” — 08/02/2018

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Campo de Borja is a DO (Denominación de Origen) in the autonomía of Aragón. Aragón is nestled against the Pyrenées Mountains, surrounded by the prime wine regions of Catalonia and La Rioja. Viticulture dates back centuries and was closely linked to monastery life. Campo de Borja received DO classification in 1980.


Historically, the kingdom of Aragón was little different than any other Spanish autonomous kingdom, all having experienced Moorish conquest during the eighth and ninth centuries AD. By the twelfth century, as Arabic forces retreated south, Aragón had begun to establish itself as a major empire, even drawing Sardinia, Naples, and Sicily into its folds. This power was consolidated further when the royal prince Ferdinand of Aragón married Isabella of Castile. This was the royal court that funded the voyage of Christopher Columbus to establish colonies in the new world, a quest which highlighted Aragón’s competitive presence on the international stage.


This chapter of Aragonese history is credited as being a highly tolerant period, one that welcomed all cultures into its fabric. Aragón had easy access to France and the rest of Europe, and it was through this gateway that French cultural influences would flow.