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Borsao Bole Garnacha 2016

EBS011

Bodegas Borsao

A warm, generous red from Campo de Borja's star producer. 'Bole' refers to the wood, with just 3 months maturation in French oak barriques giving additional complexity.

Meet the producer

The winery was established as a co-operative in 1959. In 2001 it joined with two other progressive, co-operative, cellars...

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Production

Produced from 15-30 year old Garnacha vines from selected vineyards at 500-600m altitude and 10 year old Syrah vines. The poor stony, sandy soils, low night-time temperatures and moderate yields give grapes with excellent colour, extract and acidity. Fermented at 22-25C with 15 days maceration followed by 3 months maturation in French oak barriques (new or 2nd year).

Tasting notes

Intense ripe plum and cherry aromas combine with sweet toasty oak on the nose. A rich, warm, generous palate with concentrated blackberry fruit, backed by acidity and ripe tannins. Good concentration with coffee and spicy vanilla notes - bright through to the finish.

Food match

Try with meaty, full-flavoured sausages, or steak with peppercorn sauce.

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