Borsao Vina Borgia Garnacha 2008

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Altovinum is a new project - a joint partnership between Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz. Sourcing fruit from high elevation vineyards in the village of Atea, their debut wine is EVODIA, from the Greek word for aroma.

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Although the history of the city of Borja takes us back to the beginnings of the Paleolithic period, it wasn’t until the 4th century before Christ, in the heart of the Celtiberian period, when thanks to classical and numismatic written sources the name of this village came to light: Bursao. With the passing through Bursao of different civilizations like the Romans, Visigothic Hispania and th... Read more
Although the history of the city of Borja takes us back to the beginnings of the Paleolithic period, it wasn’t until the 4th century before Christ, in the heart of the Celtiberian period, when thanks to classical and numismatic written sources the name of this village came to light: Bursao. With the passing through Bursao of different civilizations like the Romans, Visigothic Hispania and the Muslims we have inherited architectural remains and above all, the natural inclination of its people towards agriculture and more particularly viniculture. Of equal importance was the implementation of artisanal techniques that today endure as living proof of the cultural richness of the former Bursao today known as Borja. During the I and II centuries, before our time, it used to mint bronze coins, ases and dividers as a symbol of its autonomy. On the obverse of the as we can see a celtiberian rider armed with a lance, riding on the writing of the name of the city in the native alphabet. The emblem adopted by the winery as a sign of identity. Read less

Member Reviews for Borsao Vina Borgia Garnacha

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Snooth User: CageyT
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4.00 5
09/03/2010

This wine had great combinations right out of the gate, and got even better in time after breathing a bit. I am a fan. Berries and luscious fruit combined with leather and spice, with vanilla beans and a hint of toffee in the finish. Its a pretty wine, too.


Snooth User: Wolle
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3.50 5
01/29/2012

My Rating 88 : This wine ha a powerful nose that some how is like perfume. My wife hates it I like it. Taste is balanced and very dry.the acid is on the strong side though. Interesting wine in the generic pool of all the same tastes! Recommend ! At Costco Orlando only $ 8.99!!!!!!


Snooth User: rmcunningham
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4.00 5
01/15/2012

Very happy with this one at 8-9 dollars.


Snooth User: ylyada
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3.50 5
10/06/2010

Great value!


Snooth User: elleystar
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4.00 5
07/30/2010

Delicious hint of berries and a nice finish. For the price, couldn't be happier!


Snooth User: akousoulos1
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2.50 5
10/11/2012

Deep ruby color.Medium Body. On the nose red fruit driven(strawberry,raspberry) and Licorice, Palate confirms the nose, still fruit driven with a touch of black fruits (blueberry) Mid Palate brings forth a touch of spice.


Snooth User: ggah
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5.00 5
07/19/2010

Loved the hint of raspberry taste, excellent wine...great price


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External Reviews for Borsao Vina Borgia Garnacha

External Review
09/27/2011

Bright ruby. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas are deepened by notes of licorice, black tea and pungent herbs. Supple in texture, offering sweet red fruit flavors and showing no rough edges. A smoky note comes up with air, adding complexity to a nicely persistent, red berry-dominated finish. Extremely easy to drink, and offering excellent depth and clarity for the money.


External Review
03/03/2010

ST: 89 Points


External Review
02/07/2010

Borsao Vina Borgia Garnacha 2008: Dieser Wein mit fantastischen Kirschwasser- und Erdbeernoten ist überraschend gut. Geschmacksreiche und klare Fruchtaromen mit mitterem Körper präsentieren sich der Nase. Der Uralt-Weinberg dieses Weines ist 400 Meter hoch gelegen und hat Kalksteinböden, gelagert und ausgebaut in Stahltanks. Vor der Vinificatio werden die Trauben noch einmal selektiert, um sie danach auf der Maische lange zu vergären. Anschließend wird der Wein in neuen Barriques gelagert und unfiltriert und ungeschönt in Weinflaschen abgefüllt.Weingut: BorsaoRegion: AragonienRebsorte: GarnachaInhalt: 0.75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 12-16°CAuszeichnungenParker (Ausg. 166) 87 Pkte. Rotwein > Spanien > Aragonien


External Review
09/27/2011

There are 20,000 cases of the 2009 Evodia, a 100% tank-aged Garnacha produced from old vines. Dark ruby-colored, it gives up an expressive nose of fragrant cherry blossom and cassis. Racy on the palate with plenty of juicy fruit, this is a surprisingly substantial, pleasure-bent effort that sells for a song. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
09/27/2011

Sexy, high-pitched aromas of strawberry preserves, black raspberry, minerals and pungent flowers. Concentrated but not at all heavy; sweet raspberry and blackberry flavors are lifted by a hint of violet. Very suave, especially at this price; finishes with silky tannins and excellent clarity. No jamminess here, which is pretty rare for inexpensive garnacha. These vines are reportedly planted at 850 to 1,100 meters altitude on slate and are more than 100 years old.


External Review
05/22/2011

The Evodia Garnacha is a shining star in the under $10 red category! A joint project among famed importer Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz, designed to compete with the ever-popular Las Rocas. Great fruit and low acidity - the perfect red to serve with white fish. Lush black fruit and subtle spices - this wine practically melts in your mouth. Drink this all year round! Serve with a slight chill all summer long with fish and vegetable dishes, during the fall with turkey, during the winter with stews and in the spring with ham.


External Review
05/22/2011

Inky purple. Very fresh, straightforward aromas of raspberry and blackberry, plus a hint of cracked pepper. Juicy and tannin-free, with spicy red and dark berry flavors and gentle mineral lift. Easy to drink and a superb value, with good finishing bite.


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Altovinum is a new project - a joint partnership between Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz. Sourcing fruit from high elevation vineyards in the village of Atea, their debut wine is EVODIA, from the Greek word for aroma.

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