Cabriola by Borsao - Boutinot

Cabriola by Borsao 2018


Bodegas Borsao

A rich and impressive Grenache Syrah blend from Borsao's high altitude, low-yielding vineyards, produced in collaboration with renowned Syrah expert Chris Ringland. The oak is really well done here, generous in style but balanced with plentiful fruit, it offers a lot of complexity and a smooth, soft style of fantastic quality.

Meet the producer

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



Produced from 20-40 year old, low-yielding vines, planted on stony clay and limestone soils in the Alto Moncayo at 500-700 metres. Predominantly Grenache, with Syrah and a dash of Mazuelo - each variety undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel separately, with around 15 days maceration on skins. The wine is then aged for 10 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barriques.

Tasting notes

Pronounced ripe red fruit aromas with a hint of vanilla and a lightly herbal note. The palate is full and well-structured with bramble and berry fruit alongside toasty notes and sweet spice. This is a juicy, rich style of red wine but with a really fresh vibrancy with bright strawberry fruit characters, round silky tannins and balancing acidity, to drive a long finish.

Food match

Roast or grilled red meats, hearty sausage or lentil casseroles.


2017 Vintage

The Wine Merchant Top 100 2021

Top 100

IWC 2021