Campo de Borja, located to the east of La Rioja, is widely recognised as being the birthplace of the ever-popular Garnacha (‘Grenache‘ in French) grape variety, with evidence of vineyards dating back to 1203.
However, centuries of Arab rule of the Iberian Peninsula resulted in a dramatic decrease in grape production, which only increased again after Christian re-conquest. Consequently, despite its rich history in wine the region was only reconginsed as a Denominacion de Origin in 1980.
This wine is a classic Garnacha – aromas of crushed fresh cherries, luscious black cherry and raspberry, with just a hint of tannin to give substance. Very easy-drinking, and light enough to be enjoyed even on a hot day (should we get any!).
Campo de Borja