Now that Wine Blogging Wednesday 26 is over, I can now blog my full tasting notes for this wine…
Tres Picos is made from mountainside grown, 50 year old Garnacha (Grenache) vines from one of Spain’s lesser known appellations, Campo de Borja. The winery, Bodegas Borsao, is a red wine specialist making mostly Grenache and Syrah.
The Campo de Borja region was made a Denomination of Origin (DO) in 1980 with 7,940 hectares of vineyards in production. The region has been producing notable wines since Roman times and has been exported for the past 600 years. Located in north-eastern Spain adjoining the better known Navarra region, Campo de Borja is making a name for itself for it’s fruit-forward red wines. The predominate red varieties are Grenache, Tempranillo, Mazuela, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. White varietals grown there are Macabeo, Moscatel and Chardonnay.
Bodegas Borsao, “Tres Picos“, Garnacha (Grenache), Campo de Borja 2004 ($15) – Dark ruby-purple in color with rustic blackberry and licorice aromas. In the mouth this is a rich and powerful wine with concentrated black cherry and blackberry flavors finishing with white pepper and dusty tannins. A delicious value in old vine Grenache.