ABOUT THE BRAND
50+ is a homage to the vine, for everything that we can learn from her and for everything that she gives us over the course of her existence. A feisty and relentless plant that’s able to overcome the most adverse weather conditions in order to survive and continue delighting us with the beauty and freshness of her fruit.
In Campo de Borja and other arid regions in Spain and around the world, a vine is able to live more than 50 years and even beyond 100. Throughout her lifetime, her roots will grow year after year in their search for water, penetrating with determination deep into the soil passing on to its precious grapes the essence of the land. The older a vine is, the more complex and intense are her grapes and the wine that´s made with them. Whether it´s 50, 60 or 100, the vine keeps working hard to produce beautiful grapes. The yields may be lower than in its earlier years, but the quality is much greater and the flavour nuances more exciting.
ABOUT THE WINE
PRODUCER: DBL / Bodegas Santo Cristo
LOCATION: Aizón, Zaragoza
APPELLATION: D.O. Campo de Borja
AGEING: 3 months in American oak
Medium garnet color with a blue rim. On the nose it showcases aromatic notes of violets, raspberries and black pepper. Fresh, clean and velvety with a hint of bacon and smoke. Solid structure with sweet tannins and a rosemary and thyme aromatic finish.
PRODUCTION: 100,000 bottles
ABOUT THE WINERY
Founded in 1956, Bodegas Santo Cristo combines over 900 hectares of vineyars owned by 700 members, but 80% of them are controlled by 30 viticulturists, which has made innovation and best practices possible. Located in the village of Ainzon, Santo Cristo boasts modern temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks, underground ageing rooms and young, dynamic winemakers.
ABOUT CAMPO DE BORJA
Campo de Borja is a DO wine zone since 1980 in Aragon, northern Spain. It is centered on Borja, a small town laden with history. The Borgia family, who came to prominence in Italy during the Renaissance and produced two Popes, were of Borjan origin. Campo de Borja's soil near Ainzón is made up of stones and iron-rich clay. The climate is continental, and the vineyards elevation can easily surpase 1,500 feet.