Borsao Macabeo Blanco, Campo de Borja, Spain
Fresh, lightly savoury nose of ripe peach, lemon and fennel. Peachy and cashew nut characters on the palate are matched by a broad, textural palate and clean, fruity finish.
Bodegas Borsao was established in 2001 and is a collection of three of the most progressive co-operative cellars in the Campo de Borja zone southeast of Rioja. Grapes come from 620 member growers covering 2,500 hectares, nearly a third of the region’s total. Vineyards lie in the undulating foothills of the Moncayo mountain, up to 700m above sea level. In this rather severe and arid climate, with hot dry days and cool nights, Garnacha thrives and represents 70% of total production. New varieties such as Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon have also adapted well to this rugged and stony terrain.