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Characteristics of Borsao Tres Picos
Borsao Tres Picos is a red wine made by the Borsao winery in Campo de Borja. It was described it as the best value wine in 2014 by Robert Parker.
The Borsao winery began in 1958 as a cooperative of producers from the Campo de Borja. A winery with great experience in the Grenache, the variety which reigns in the Campo de Borja.
Borsao Tres Picos is therefore a varietal Grenache, made with grapes from old vines between 35-60 years old, and planted at an altitude of 600-700 metres. The vineyards are planted on clay-limestone, stone soils behind the Moncayo Mountain which regulates hot and cold temperatures. The climate is one of great contrasts. It is very cold in winter with Atlantic influences and the Boreas, a cold wind from the North West. Summers, however, are warm with higher temperatures. There is also a great contrast in temperature between day and night, causing a slow maturation, providing a good acidity and a nice colour to the wine.
To produce this Borsao Tres Picos, the grapes are macerated for 20-25 days before fermentation, which occurs in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of between 25-30 ° C. This wine is aged for five months in new French oak barrels from Bordeaux.
A good representation of a Grenache of Aragon.
Serve at 16ºC
Mature cheese, Roasts, Beans and pulses, Stews, Iberian ham, Game animals, Roasted red meats
Intense cherry colour with purple hues. Clean and bright, has a large, slow-falling tear.
On the nose there are aromas of ripe red fruit with some floral notes.
The palate is silky and structured. There are notes of blackberry, plum and vanilla with memories of leather.
Good acidity. Sweet tannins.
SightIntense picota cherry colour with purple hues. Clean and very bright. Fat, slow-falling tears stain the glass.NoseClean, well-defined, pleasant nose. Lots of aromas of ripe red fruit with floral touches, complemented by some roasted, balsamic, spicy aromas. A very honest nose.TasteGood attack. Agile, structured and medium-bodied leaving a rich and dense taste of alcohol. Good acidity well complimented with sweet, juicy tannins. Good, persistent finish. A good Grenache from Aragon.
SightIntense picota cherry colour with purple hues. Clean and very bright. Fat, slow-falling tears stain the glass.NoseClean, well-defined, pleasant nose. Lots of aromas of ripe red fruit with floral touches and complemented by some roasted, balsamic, spicy aromas. A very honest wine.TasteGood attack. Agile, structured and medium-bodied leaving a rich and dense liquorice taste. Good acidity well complemented with sweet, juicy tannins. Good, persistent finish. A good Grenache from Aragon.
SightIntense dark cherry colour with purple reflections. Bright wine with thick tears.NoseComplex, intense and well balanced aromas. Initially, a nice grassy background and subtle smoky notes are noticed along with expressive notes of fleshy ripe red fruit. When it opens up, the fruit becomes more expressive and complex, with a touch of liquor, and the notes provided by the oak appear: lots of spices, vanilla and pepper, cocoa and good toasted hints.TasteVery good, powerful and very nice attack. This wine has a long, fresh, very tasty and full-bodied mid palate. Its notes of fruit become much sweeter in the palate and show a touch of liquor. They are released along with a balanced and harmonious set of wooden notes which remain in the background. This well structured wine has a silky texture and a great acidity that balances the wine and provides it with freshness. It shows integrated tannins and a long very nice finish, with a good persistence.
SightDark cherry colour with violet edges. Very intense and bright. Dense tears.NoseDistinctly varietal aromas. Expressive notes of ripe red fruit combined the notes provided during its short stay in oak barrels. When it opens up, lots of spices (vanilla, pepper) are released along with notes of chocolate and smoke. Subtle floral and balsamic notes are also noticed on an interesting mineral background.
A very expressive wine that gains in intensity and complexity.TasteVery nice wine with a strong attack. Silky and very tasty mid palate, with notes fruit and very elegant toasted aromas. Well integrated tannins. Long finish.
SightIntense cherry colour with purple trims. Dense tear.NoseConcentrated flavours and intense aromas of ripe red fruit with floral nuances typical of the best Grenache grapes. Background of notes provided by the wood.TasteWide and powerful attack. Tasty mid palate, full of fruit and notes provided by the oak (leather and vanilla). Sweet and silky tannins. Long finish.
SightColor picota intense cherry and purple shades.NoseGreat concentration of ripe red fruit aromas with floral nuances typical of the best garnacha.TasteRich and well structured. Flavors of blackberries, strawberries and tones of leather, vanilla and plums. Nice and sweet tannin, which leads us to a final silky, long and balanced.
For many years, Aragonese wines were used to strengthen weaker wines, both in Spain and abroad. However, in the past few years Araongese wines have managed to dramatically change this stereotype and their reputation in general. The D.O Somontano region lead this revolution during the 90´s with the cultivation of foreign varieties, but now other wine regions, such as the DOCampo de Borja, have discovered the extraordinary possibilities of one of its native varieties: Grenache, one of the most prominent varieties in Spain. It is not in vain that the DO Campo de Borja is considered "the queen of Grenache".
In a relatively short time, Bodegas Borsao has gone from being one of the examples of the wine growing stagnation of some Aragonese cooperatives, to being among the best examples of a company with an intelligent renovation. Although Bodegas Borsao, founded in 1958, is still a cooperative with more than 400 members who cultivate and control more than 1,500 hectares of vineyard,the new wines not only brought a breath of fresh air to Campo de Borja, but they also meant a new beginning for many other Aragonese wines: modernity.