|Unit Size||750.00 ML
|Appellation||Campo De Borja|
Old Vines Grenache Campo De Borja 2012
This winery was founded in 1956. Today, the winemaker is Roberto Perez Martinez. The vineyards are located in DO Campo de Borja, in the province of Zaragoza.
Campo de Borja
Campo de Borja is a transitional area among the mountains of the Sistema Iberico in the Ebro Valley. The setting is unique, with the impressive mountains of the Moncayo National Park in the background. The Romans built the area's hydrologic system almost two thousand years ago and were the first to plant vines.
The vineyards have a continental climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean in winter and by the Mediterranean in summer. The soil is brown-calcareous, with medium amounts of stones and good drainage. In the vineyards closer to the Moncayo Mountains, the soil is clay-ferrous and rocky. The vines are planted at between 1,000 and 2,000 feet. There are extreme temperature contrasts between day and night, and among the seasons. Rainfall is rare, with yearly averages between 350 mm and 450 mm (13-17 inches).
Harvest and Production
At harvest, the grapes are handpicked. Fermentation takes place in glass-lined cement tanks with native yeasts.
Variety: 100% Grenache
Vine Age: 25-30-year-old vines
Harvest: By hand
Winemaker: Roberto Perez Martinez
Aging: 4 months in 20% American and 80% French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: Dark violet. Ripe cherry and plum aromas with a hint of smokiness. Round in the mouth, with broad, dark fruit, and some spice. Gently tannic finish with good length.
[Information provided by The Artisan Collection]
Bodegas Quo 2012 Grenache Old Vines Campo de Borja
Other Spain, Other Spain
Red wine from Spain
Dark violet color. Ripe cherry and plum aromas show good power and a hint of smokiness. Round and fleshy on the palate, with broad dark fruit flavors betraying a bit of heat on the back half. Finishes with gentle tannins and decent length, leaving a jammy blackberry note behind.
Josh Raynolds, September 2014