Bodegas Aragonesas Winery Campo de Borja | Spanish Wine Lover
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Founded in 1984 in Fuendejalón, it is one of the largest wineries in the appellation with 3,700 hectares under vine and an annual output of seven million bottles. Its current structure goes back to the 1990s, when the Fuendejalón and Magallón cooperatives joined forces.

Technical director Javier Vela has been instrumental in defining the current style of Garnachas found in Campo de Borja. This grape forms the basis of its wines, although Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Syrah, Mazuela (Carignan), Chardonnay, Macabeo and Muscat of Alexandria are also grown in their vineyards.

Their ample portfolio of wines includes white, rosé, red and sweet wines as well as taylor-made bottlings for specific markets. Undoubtedly, their top product is the old-vine Garnachas grown in the rich diversity of soils found in this area. Wines such as the fruity and sometimes floral Coto de Hayas Garnacha Centenaria (€10) aged in barrels for four months; ripe, juicy and complex Fagus de Coto de Hayas (€21); or mineral Aragonia (€18, aged in barrels for eight months) are excellent examples of the powerful and structured Garnachas from Campo de Borja. On a higher level we find Oxia (€48, 18 months' aging), made from grapes picked at 650 metre-high La Sarda and Monte Alto vineyards; and the recently launched Galiano (€80), aged for nine months in French oak vats plus seven months in new French oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Coto de Hayas Garnacha Centenaria 2012 Tinto
Fagus de Coto de Hayas Selección Especial 2011 Tinto
Aragonia 2010 Tinto
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