Intense cherry red colour. Remarkable aromatic complexity with memories of black fruit and balsamic and toasted touches. Warm and gentle in the mouth, with soft but persistent tannins in perfect balance with the alcohol.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2011 Berola is a 1,400-case blend of 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged in both French and American oak for 10 months, then given 14 additional months of bottle age. It boasts a deep ruby/plum/purple color, notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, licorice and pepper, a velvety texture, and an elegant yet substantial, medium-bodied personality displaying loads of fruit and glycerin as well as a heady finish. It, too, is an unreal value. Drink now-2017.
91 Points: Stephen Tanzer "Sexy aromas of blackberry, mulberry and violet, plus a strong note of incense. Deeply pitched dark fruit preserve flavors are given an exotic character by notes of candied flowers and star anise. Supple and expansive on the finish, lingerings with impressive tenacity and length."
|Wine maker notes
|Deep cherry color. Remarkably complex bouquet with hints of dark fruit and touches of balsamic and roasted flavors. Warm and friendly on the palate, with soft but persistent tannins in perfect balance with the alcohol.
|Our origins go back to 1958, the year the Cooperative of Borja was founded. This is where Borsao originated as a brand. Some years later, the co-operatives of Pozuelo and Tabuenca joined Borja, adding their resources and –most importantly- their vineyards.
This happened in the year 2001, and the new company was called Bodegas Borsao S.A., established as a limited company. Its 620 members became shareholders and a management team was appointed to shake the foundations of the winery: starting with the grape sourcing scheme and following with a refurbishment of the winemaking facilities.
Experience, resources and means combined with the potential of the vineyards of the 3 wine cellars, enabling the development of a new work philosophy that has given Borsao international recognition and prestige.