Campo de Borja

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Campo de Borja, promising Spanish wine zone in the undulating plains around the town of Borja (after which the Borgia family was named) in the aragón region in the north east (see map under spain), producing fairly alcoholic red wines. This is one of the most arid parts of the country and the 6,800 ha/16,300 acres of low-yielding vineyards, planted predominantly with garnacha vines, produce intensely sweet, dark grapes which are made into heady red wines. The Borsao Borja co-operative has revolutionized the region with its young, intensely fruity reds that have won a large following on export markets and shown the way to the future for the do. The best wines, notably the result of an Australo-American joint venture, can command prices that would not even have been dreamt of in the late 1990s.