Campo de Borja D.O.

Located in the northwest of the province of Zaragoza (Aragon, Spain). It is a transition zone between the plains of the River Ebro and the mountains of the Sistema Ibérico. The Moncayo mountain is the dominant feature of the D.O. and creates a micro climate which gives the wines a special character.

Climate: Campo de Borja is a region with very continental climate, with an Atlantic influence during the winter, whose most noteworthy characteristic is “Cierzo”, a cold and dry northwest wind, and a Mediterranean influence during the summer. This peculiar climate provides it with unique characteristics which make it different from other wine producing areas. There are marked daily and seasonal temperature contrasts, with extreme temperatures. Rainfall is low, reaching an average of 14 inches in the lowlands and up to 18 inches in higher areas.

Soil: The soils that predominate in Campo de Borja are brown limestone and terraced floors, with medium stoniness, good drainage, average levels of organic matter and rich in nutrients. There are also ferrous clay soils on the slopes closer to Moncayo, where stoniness is greater.

Grape Varities: Authorized red grapes: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Mazuela, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah

Authorized white grapes: Macabeo, Moscatel

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