2021 Bodegas Borsao Seleccion
“POSSIBLY THE SINGLE GREATEST DRY RED WINE VALUE IN THE WORLD.” ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE. ISSUE #203.
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.
De Stijl Borsao Tinto Selección Red is a Garnacha with a little syrah & tempranillo. After the maceratio, a separate fermentation of each variety takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 22º-24º C and only during bottling the wine master of Borsao determines the exact blend, but in all cases it is a Grenache driven wine. This wine matures a lot longer than the Classico and this makes the wine still fruity but also fuller. The deep purple-red color immediately sets the senses to work. The nose receives a cocktail of cherry liqueur, raspberries and lush flowers. In the taste a perfect balance of dark red fruit, mocha and spices and a juicy aftertaste. This is a delicious wine with roast lamb, spicy cheeses, dry sausage.
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
|Campo de Borja
|Drinking as of
|Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch