Somontano
It is located in the province of Huesca (Aragon, Spain), between the Ebro River valley and the Pyrenees. It takes its name, Somontano, meaning under the mountain or the mountain, in the region where is located the designation of origin, which was created in 1984, with the encouragement of the group of winemakers in cooperatives. The wine activi...
It is located in the province of Huesca (Aragon, Spain), between the Ebro River valley and the Pyrenees. It takes its name, Somontano, meaning under the mountain or the mountain, in the region where is located the designation of origin, which was created in 1984, with the encouragement of the group of winemakers in cooperatives. The wine activity in the area dates back to the 1st century BC, by the Romans, who consolidated the grape growing and wine trade, which developed centuries later, in the Middle Ages, under the influence of the monasteries . Its vineyards are grown on 4,700 ha of terraced valleys that flow north of the Ebro basin, with average continental climate with extreme temperatures in winter and in summer, but tempered by the proximity of the Pyrenees. The wine area is divided into three subzones: Sierras, Somontano and The Plains, located at an altitude between 350m and 650m, in soils of sandstone, clay, limestone and alluvial material, very fertile and well drained. Grape varieties grown Moristel, Parraleta and Alcañón, traditional in the area, along with other Spanish varieties such as Macabeo, Tempranillo, Garnacha and White, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah Gewürtztraminer. They produce red, rosé and white, with good color and grade, fruity, good acidity, suitable for large breeds in the range of: Parenting (24 months aging including 6 at least in barrel), Reserve (36 months aging of which minimum 12 in barrel), Grand Reserve (5 years aging which at least 18 months in barrel). And others like the Anejo (minimum 24 months in oak), oak (at least 3 months in oak), Noble (at least 18 months in oak) Liquor and Wine (24 months of aging least 18 of which in oak).
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