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Wine Bordon Blanco
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- GRAPE EXCHANGE: Viura grape
- TYPE OF WINE: White
- Designation of Origin: Rioja
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5º vol
- SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 8º-10º C
- WINERIES: Franco Españolas
- TASTING NOTES: Bright pale yellow color. Its intense fruit aromas make it a perfect monovarietal wine, very clean and frank in the mouth and very light on the palate.
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Elaboration Bordon Blanco
Must extraction and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature 16ºC to enhance the fruit aromas of the variety.
What kind of wine is Bordon Blanco
Bordón blanco is a dry white wine, made from the most classic native white grape variety of Rioja, Viura
The Franco Españolas winery
Bodegas Franco-Españolas was born in 1890 as the union between France and Spain at a peak in Rioja, when the French came to the region trying to replace their vineyards devastated by the phylloxera disease. It was the origin of the "fine Rioja wines".
All this led Frederick Anglade Saurat, a native of Bordeaux, to found Franco-Spanish Wineries in 1890. The first harvest, a year later, results in the winery's iconic wines: Diamante and Estilo Burgundy. This was renamed Rioja Bordón in the 1950s, and in 2017 it was redesigned as Bordón.
In 1920, fifteen years after Anglade's death, the French sold their shares and the winery became entirely Spanish. King Alfonso XIII visits the winery in 1903 and in 1925. Ernest Hemingway will do so in 1956.
The end of Prohibition in the US in 1933 and the resurgence of the Regulatory Council in 1953 will give a boost to the exports of Rioja wines. Franco-Spanish has a presence in large European cities, as well as in Caracas, Buenos Aires, Havana and New York. 1964 is an excellent vintage, perhaps the best of the century.
Denomination of Origin of Bordon Blanco
It belongs to the DO Rioja, a denomination that dates from the end of the 19th century, but which was not officially formed until 1925. The area that hosts this denomination of origin includes the autonomous communities of Rioja and the Basque Country.
The grapes produced in this denomination are: Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo, Graciano and Maturana Tinta.
The wines of this denomination are characterized by being fresh, aromatic wines, with an excellent vessel and above all they are very balanced wines.
Rioja wines are easy to drink wines.
Variety of grapes used in Bordon Blanco wine
Varieties: 100% Viura
Wine pairing Bordon Blanco
Fish, shellfish, legumes, vegetables, snacks and goat cheese.
Occasions to drink Bordon Blanco
To be taken at lunch and dinner with guests
Quality / Price Ratio of Bordon Blanco
Good value for money.
Bordon Blanco alcohol degree
Its graduation is 12.5º vol.
Ideal consumption temperature of Bordon Blanco
It is recommended to drink at 8º-10º C temperature of the wine.
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