The vineyards for Monte Oton are situated high on the windswept slopes of the extinct volcano, Moncayo. The sun drench, arid location is ideal for harvesting, perfectly matured, fully ripened Garnacha grapes. The resulting wine is full bodied, elegantly textured and exhibits a long complex finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - More intense and complex than Borsao’s Vina Borgia is the 2013 Monte Oton, a 100% Garnacha that comes from chalky, alluvial vineyards planted at a 1,200 foot elevation between 1981 and 1986. There are 5,000 cases of this lovely red, which sees only stainless steel for fermentation and aging. Its deep ruby color is followed by notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice, loamy soil and spice. Delicious, medium-bodied, exuberantly fruity and boisterous, it is the perfect choice for inexpensive bistro drinking. Consume it over the next 1-3 years. (Nov 2014)
|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.|