Campo de Borja, The Moncayo landscape
Campo de Borja

Denomination of Origin

The understanding and knowledge of a wine implies discovering its roots: the soil and climate that witness the birth of the grape variety and gives it its identity and the hand of the man that creates its personality through its elaboration.

The roots of our wines are situated in Campo de Borja, one of those small denominations of origin which is increasingly valued among the connoisseurs for its little gems of vineyards. It is specially appreciated in the Ebro Valley and in growth markets such as the U.S. or Asia, where its wines are acclaimed by reviewers and consumers.

Vineyards:

The vineyards crawl from the valleys of the Ebro and Huecha up the slopes of the Sierra del Moncayo. In the heart of the Iberian Range. The altitude above sea level is between 400 and 800 meters.

The soils in the lower areas rely on Quaternary terraces. These soils have different contents of gravel, but there is always a high presence of clays. On the upper slopes of the Denomination of Origin the soil is shallower, more mineral and sometimes at the outcrop there are interesting terrain profiles of slate and white limestone.

Climate:

The extreme weather, between Mediterranean and continental, is characteristic for being very cold in winter and hot in summer. It’s always influenced by the perpetual presence of the “Cierzo”: a dominant northwest wind that has been the key to the formation of the fantastic scenery in the area, contrasting with the Moncayo Mountain in the background.

Precipitation:

Rainfall is scarce. It takes place in spring and autumn, but barely reaches 400mm per year. Only the presence of clays in the subsoil guarantees sufficient moisture levels in the soil during the summer months to let woody crops such as vineyards of olive groves thrive.

These extreme weather conditions, low rainfall and high winds, are optimal for unique quality viticulture.

The Empire of Garnacha

The Denomination of Origin Campo of Borja is considered "The Empire of Garnacha", whose top wines are young reds, rosés, crianzas and reservas.

The most antique vineyards dating back to 1145, almost 50% of the hectares of Garnacha are from between 30 to 50 years old. The low yield of their fruit makes them even more coveted, given the structure and aromatic complexity that the Garnacha adds to the wines.

Find out more about this rich Denomination in the Museum of Wine of Campo de Borja, which was founded in 1994 and is spreading the knowledge of the wines and wineries under the protection of the Denomination, as well as transmiting the flavour and attraction of the Moncayo’s lands.

 
Veruela Monastery

When a visitor enters the monastic enclosure of Veruela, he feels like wandering through the old footpaths that were used by the monks since the middle of the twelfth century.

Among its historic walls, the visitor can experience the history by visiting its church, a magnificent example of the Cistercian order’s constructions, or walking the quiet paths of the cloister, and remembering some historical events that have taken place there such as the stay of the famous Spanish poet, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, one of its most illustrious visitors.

The Monastery is a National Monument and a Place of Cultural Interest. We invite you to make a sightseeing tour of the Monastery: www.visitaveruela.com

Campo de Borja's Museum of Wine The Moncayo

The Natural Park of the Moncayo is one of the most diverse ecosystems in Europe. This peculiar nature reserve exhibits a landscape of remarkable contrasts that we encourage you to visit: www.naturalezadearagon.com/enmoncayo.php

Tarazona

Tarazona is an excellent place to discover the beauty of the “Mudéjar” architectural style by which Aragón is identified. The exceptional historic city center, declared a historic-artistic site in 1965, is also highlighted by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Huerta in Tarazona, with Gothic stories and Mudejar towers.
www.tarazonayelmoncayo.es

Other sites of interest
www.campodeborja.com
www.docampodeborja.com
www.larutadelagarnacha.com