Borsao White 2011

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Grapes from vineyards planted between 1975-1985, situated on hillsides, soil is clay with lots of gravel and some slate. Vineyards are some 500-700 meters (1,500-2,000) in elevation. Hand harvested grapes in late September undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks, then aged 3 months in French oak barrels.

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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

External Reviews for Borsao White

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2011 White is made from 100% Macabeo (known in other parts of Spain as the indigenous grape Viura). It was fermented in stainless steel, spent three months in older French casks, and was then bottled to ensure its vibrancy and freshness. The 2011 reveals honeyed grapefruit and other citrus in a light-bodied, refreshing, crisp style. While not the most complex dry white one will find from Spain, it is a wonderful quaffer. This delicious, “don’t think about me” white wine should be consumed over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Light yellow. Fresh apple and lemon curd aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of white pepper and beeswax. Nicely concentrated but a bit tart, finishing with good cut and tangy bite.



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Grapes from vineyards planted between 1975-1985, situated on hillsides, soil is clay with lots of gravel and some slate. Vineyards are some 500-700 meters (1,500-2,000) in elevation. Hand harvested grapes in late September undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks, then aged 3 months in French oak barrels.

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