Skip to product information
1 of 1

Borsao Bole Garnacha

Regular price £12.99
Sale price £12.99 Regular price
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
Polite notice: Vintages and asthetic properties of products may vary from time to time. For specifics please contact us.

Producer Information

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.

Borsao has access to a large number of vineyard plots at different altitudes, and hence to a wide selection of fantastic quality grapes. They are recognised for their entry level varietals - as outstanding examples of easy-to-drink inexpensive wines - as they are for their premium wines, in particular the iconic, multi award winning Tres Picos.

The ‘Bole’ is 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.

With 2,400 hectares of vineyards, Bodegas Borsao is a substantially sized operation in a warm, dry region and as a result the availability and usage of water is a major issue. Much of its vineyard area is planted with Garnacha which traditionally has been bush trained. Until recently, newer plantings were wire trained for easier harvesting, but because of the greater exposure to sunlight of this training method the vines can require up to 50% more water. As a result, all new plantings have reverted to the traditional style of bush training to preserve water.Inter-row plantings are used to improve the water-holding capacity of the soil and protect it from erosion; they contribute to a better soil structure, increasing its organic, nutrient and nitrogen content; they improve biodiversity in the vineyard since organic matter is a food source for several macro- and micro-organisms; they often increase the population of earthworms which are good indicators of soil fertility; they improve fauna above the soil, providing habitat and food for beneficial insects; they regulate vine growth, helping to control the yield and quality of grapes and wine; and they reduce the vegetative vigour of vines and thus their susceptibility to grey mould and downy mildew. These cover crops mean that less spraying and tending of the vines is required, thus fewer passes are made by tractors which reduces the compaction of the soil and the consumption of diesel. Pheromone treatments are also employed to sexually confuse predatory insects, reducing their populations significantly.The new cellar is well insulated to reduce the need for cooling systems and to minimise energy consumption; all the chambers are equipped with automatic LED lighting; all of the bottling lines have been designed to reduce noise and to minimise the need to move dry goods and floor stock items; all hot water installations are solar powered; the greater part of the electricity used for illumination is produced by solar panels; and every single drop of rain water from the vast roof is collected and recycled. Planned new offices will also be equipped with solar panels and other energy saving mechanisms.Since 2020 Borsao have held Eco-Prowine certification which measures and evaluates the impact of their operations and use of eco-innovative technologies to reduce their water, energy and economic footprints, and impact on the air water and soil of the environment. Re-certification also stipulates continous improvement in these areas.

Grapes

Garnacha,

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.

70% Garnacha 30% Syrah

Fermented at 22-25C with 15 days maceration followed by 3 months maturation in French oak barriques (new or 2nd year).

Tasting Notes

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.

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.

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

What our staff say

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

🚐 FREE LEEDS DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50 🚐 FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

It is an offence to purchase alcohol under the age of 18,

We operate a Check 25 Policy at the point of delivery or collection.