Basares is 100% Tempranillo and is fermented in stainless steel before spending 7 months in American oak. The wine is then further bottle aged in the cellar prior to release. The result is a medium bodied wine with ripe dark berry, plum, cedar spice and savory herb notes. Very juicy on the palate and can age well for many years.
James Suckling, 93 pts
"Ripe and dried berries with hints of sandalwood and cedar on the nose. Medium to full body, savory fruit and a flavorful finish. Tangy acidity highlights the wine. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.."
Bodegas Bornei “Basares” is produced from estate vineyards in the historical villages of Penafiel, Manzanillo and Olmos de Penafiel in the heart of Ribera del Duero. The vineyards are part of the famed Teofilo Reyes winery and the wine is produced at the Reyes winery under the direction of Prudencio Zuazo-Gaston. The Tempranillo vines are now 40+ years old and sit on a soil of calcareous and clay between 2700ft to over 3000ft.