The last Nov. 20th, the renown Spanish sommelier Agutí Peris offered a very special master class about our Campo de Borja wines.
The celebrated ex sommelier of El Bulli, Martín Berasategui, Mugaritz, Torre del Remei and currently Etxebarri went through the four wines that compose our wine family from Borja: Prados Fusión, Prados Colección Garnacha, Prados Colección Syrah and Prados Privé
Maybe because Aragón (DO Campo de Borja) is the birth place and cradle of Garnacha grape, Peris drew attention to our premium Garnacha-based varietal:
“Prados Colección Garnacha is really a prodigy, given the great difficulty to arm Garnacha wines with structure and roundness. This is a quite hedonistic Garnacha: succulent, surprisingly mineral and greatly balanced which betrays a very meticulous artisanal elaboration in open vats and. A very difficult-to-find style of Garnacha.”
But is any Garnacha radically better than the rest? Considering the question, Agustí pointed out that both, grapes and winemaking style are radically different in every winery which results in wines with its own identity. Sadly, the sommelier himself confesses that he still haven’t found the perfection but appreciates the difference between a daring winemaking and the rest.
“The ability of giving roundness and delicacy to Garnacha proves the artisanal winemaking and great care of Pagos del Moncayo to its Garnacha wine. While not perfect, it’s very close to perfection and offers a great wide range of exciting possibilities”.