Campo de Borja Wine

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This Aragonian region, rich in history, gets its name from one of the country’s richest clans, the Borjas, related to Italy’s Borgia family, who had religious supremacy and huge influence on Europe throughout the Renaissance. But nowadays it is lauded for its wine and is often referred to by locals as “El Imperio de la Garnacha” (The Empire of Garnacha) for producing Aragon’s best examples of the grape. 
 
The grape-growing area ranges from high altitudes in the slopes of the Sierra de Moncayo mountains to parts with lower slopes and plains. Grapes grown in the lower elevations in the Ebro River valley get quite a bit of hot sun, tend to ripen early and produce powerful and extracted wines, though some can be quite alcoholic. The higher the altitude, the more focused, complex and balanced the wine tends to be, thanks to the “cierzo” wind that cools temperatures down and ensures much lower alcohol levels in the grapes, which are allowed Read more »

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