2019 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos
Borsao is the benchmark for premium Spanish Garnacha. They have certainly been the pioneer of this variety with the firm conviction that the Garnacha is particularly suitable for the Aragon region. Garnacha is experiencing a huge revival worldwide thanks to its fruit-driven character, soft tannins and pleasant mouthfeel, making it a perfect match for a wide variety of meals.
Garnacha originated in Aragón, where Borja is located, and it owes its development throughout Europe to the strength of the Kingdom of Aragon, whose expansion made Garnacha well-established in the Rhone Valley in the 19th century, Italy and Sardinia.
Garnacha is the most widely planted red variety in the world. Other names for Garnacha; Alicante, Aragones, Cannonau, Garnaccho Negro, Garnacha Negra, Garnacha Roja, Garnacha Tinta, Grenache, Tintilla, Toledana, Uva di Spagna.
The Tres Picos has been regularly voted Best Value Wine by Robert Parker so the demand is always high for this highly sought after wine. The Tres Picos is made from Garnacha grapes harvested from very old vines (60 years). The vineyards are fairly cool at about 650 meters altitude in Campo de Borja, south of the Rioja. Partly because of this, the grapes ripen slowly and gradually. An important condition for the production of complex and high quality wines. After fermentation follows a short maturation in small oak barrels.
In taste, the Tres Picos is certainly the equal of a complex Châteuneuf-du-Pape, which is also mainly made from Grenache grapes. In price, the Tres Picos easily wins! Described by Parker as the flagship of Borsao. It is a full, firm, pleasant 100% Garnacha wine. Ripe red and black fruits, minerals, earthy notes, a hint of vanilla and intense aromas of red berries and black cherry with floral nuances. On the palate the Tres Picos is full bodied, very rich and nicely structured with pleasant fine grained tannins with a fleshy and intense taste
The Bodega Borsao was founded in 2001 and is located on the Campo de Borja vineyards. This Bodega is responsible for the spectacular progress of this area. The vineyard is in Moncayo and lies at an altitude of 400 to 700 meters, where the queen of the grape is planted: the Garnacha or Grenache which is able to survive perfectly in the harsh weather conditions of the area. The Tres Picos and Tres Lagunas are made from 100% Garnacha grapes that are harvested from very old vines. The vineyards are fairly cool at about 650 meters above sea level in Campo de Borja, south of the Rioja. Partly because of this, the grapes ripen slowly and gradually. An important condition for the production of complex and high quality wines. After fermentation, a short maturation follows on small oak casks. In taste, the wines are certainly the equal of a complex Châteuneuf-du-Pape, which is also mainly made from Grenache grapes. They easily win in price! The well-known American wine writer Robert Parker invariably scores 90 points or more. The Tres Picos is an internationally renowned wine. The Tres Lagunas is only imported by us to the Netherlands and is absolutely unique in terms of price / quality.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Campo de Borja|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||90|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|