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Bodegas Borsao, Rame Garnacha 2018
Campo de Borja�
Jose Luis Chueca
Generous aromas of ripe blackberry and plum. Bright bramble fruit and cherry characters on the palate, with supple tannins and balancing acidity.
Garnacha grown on alluvial soils in the foothills of the Moncayo mountain. Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperature.
The winery was established as a co-operative in 1959. In 2001 it joined with two other progressive, co-operative, cellars in the Campo de Borja region to become the Bodegas Borsao that we know today. Grapes are sourced from over 375 member growers covering 2,400 hectares - nearly a third of the region's total. Vineyards lie in the undulating foothills of the Moncayo mountain, ranging from around 350m to 800m above sea level. At lower altitudes vines are younger and may require some irrigation, but higher up the slopes the vines are older, unirrigated bush vines. The climate is rather severe and arid, with hot dry days, and cool nights - which allow optimium acidity levels to be maintained within the grapes. Garnacha thrives in these conditions and represents 65% of total production. The Cierzo wind from the Moncayo sweeps across the foothills of the mountain. This cold, dry wind reduces humidity levels and allows grapes to be picked a couple of weeks later in the harvest, at full maturity.