Bodegas Borsao approximately represents 35% of the 7,500 hectares in the DO Campo de Borja. Its origins go back to the 1950s, when the Borja cooperative was founded, but the big leap forward took place in 2001, after it joined forces with the cooperatives of Pozuelo and Tabuenca, which owned a large number of high-altitude old vines. The new group, called Bodegas Borsao, S.A., reached the market with brands such as Borsao Tres Picos, a 100% Garnacha which sets new quality standards in terms of the region and grape variety.
Borsao and most of the wineries in this area, 60km north-west of Zaragoza, focus their efforts on foreign markets where 80% of the wines are exported. It also has a stake in Alto Moncayo, a boutique winery which makes the most expensive wine in the DO.
The wide range of wines are supervised by technical director José Luis Chueca, one of the leading figures in the region, and include white, rosé and red bottlings. The latter are the most representative and can be divided between Garnacha single varietals -such as the excellent, aromatic and almost explosive Tres Picos (€14), the star of the range- and blended wines, made with Garnacha and other varieties such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Borsao Selección (€4.5, 2m bottles) is the leading example in this category – a fruity, expressive and delicious wine which is one of Spain's, and the world's, greatest values.
Borsao Crianza (€8) is a blend of Merlot and Tempranillo, whereas Borsao Reserva (€11.5) includes Cabernet and Tempranillo. The winery's latest additions combine Garnacha and Syrah, as Borsao Berola (20% Syrah, €13) and Borsao Bole (20% Syrah, €7).
The winery's web page offers a practical guide of their wines' availability in each of the countries where they are present.