Monday, October 26, 2009

Spirits Weekly Wine Webinar


This week we take you back to Spain, home of some great red wines that would be perfect for the Fall table.

We have our expert on Spanish wines, Peter Fairfax talking about a wine from the Campo de Borja region, the oldest region in the world for Garnacha.

According to Peter, Bodegas Borsao S.A. was founded in 1958 in the town of Borja, called Bursao in the 4th century B.C.

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He said this winery represents what can be done with Garnacha. Through meticulous selection work in the fields and at reception time in the winery, modern winemaking produces these highly fruity wines. They are best examples of the region known as "The Garnacha land of Spain,” the lower part of the Ebro River.

The wine he is showcasing today, the Viña Borgia 2008, is located in our Discount Case Corner at Spirits Unlimited Middletown. It comes from vineyards that are located 1200 ft in elevation on chalky white limestone and sandy soils with some gravel.

The vines are planted primarily in the vaso system. The wine is 100% garnacha and is all fruit, as it is stainless steel fermented.

Dr. Jay Miller from The Wine Advocate said the 2008 vintage has a nose of violets, spice box, and black cherry. It is easy going, he remarked, as well as round and savory.

"This forward and friendly effort will drink well over the next three years," Miller noted.

At Spirits Unlimited Middletown the 2008 Viña Borgia is priced at $6.99 per bottle. With 25% case discount the price is $63.73 per bottle, which adds up to a savings of $16.56 per case.

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