Borsao Tinto 2004

Grenache from Spain

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Item No. 83324
  • red wine
  • RP86
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2004 Borsao reveals the vintage's crisp acid profile as well as a dense ruby/purple color, and attractive, sweet and sour cherry fruit intermixed with notions of earth and spice. This tank-fermented and aged, Pinot Noir-like effort should drink well for 1-2 years." The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2005

Borsao's Tinto is made from mostly Garnacha, a grape rich in pigment that gives intense color and full body to the wine. It is quite thick and deep ruby, and so rich in pigment that it can blacken your lips. The scent is as intense and persistent, and has a variety of succulent fruity notes. There is prune, raspberry, ripe cherry, but one can also feel the red rose underneath.

In the mouth it has the freshness of a young wine, but it is quite warm and tasty, and has strong body and impressive tannins. It should age well and be good for at least ten years. The after taste is quite rich and persistent in the mouth.

This is a perfect wine to pair with all your BBQ favorites: burgers, ribs, grilled chicken. It's a crowd pleasing red that will keep them coming back for more."

Learn About Borsao Map ItMap It

Founded in 1958 in the town of Borja, called Borsao in the 4th century B.C., this winery represents what can be done with Garnacha, a grape that is not well appreciated by the Spanish press. Through meticulous selection, work in the fields and at reception time in the winery, modern winemaking produces this highly fruity wine. One of the best examples of the region known as "The Garnacha land of Spain", the lower part of the Ebro River.

Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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