Bodegas Borsao is located in the D.O. of Campo de Borja in the Aragon Province of Northern Spain. Borsao originated as a brand in 1958 when the cooperative of Borja was founded. In 2001, the cooperatives Ponzuelo and Tabuenca joined Borja, and Bodegas Borsao S.A. was established, bringing reform and a new sense of prestige to the winemaking practices of the group. The mission of Bodegas Borsao is to establish their wines as the benchmark for premium Garnacha wines around the world.
Location of Vineyard
Campo de Borja D.O. is located in the Aragon region, nestled against the Pyrenées Mountains. Bodegas Borsao stretches over 2,260 hectares belonging to some 375 vine-growers. The hillsides of the Moncayo shelter the vineyards located between 350 and 800 metres of altitude, regulating cold, heat and moderating the effects of the North-west 'Cierzo', or wind. This region is historically and geographically conducive to growing Garnacha, which makes up 60% of the vineyards. Other varietals include, Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and minimal amounts of Mazuela, Macabeo, and Chardonnay.
Winemaking techniques aim to preserve the characteristics of Garnacha from the region at all price points and quality levels. Harvest is carried out manually in key vineyards, and transported in 20-kg cases. The winery uses a significant 1 million frigories cooling capacity to preserve the characteristics of the fruit. Oak is used moderately to tame and add complexity to the wines, rather than impose its presence on them. The use of oak is adapted to the final style of the wine: different origins, both new and used wood and different sizes help to round up the expression of our wines.