Wine - Somontano

The wine region of Somontano lies at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains. The name Somontano actually means "Under the Mountain". Wine - somontano

The principal wine town is Barbastro, with most of the wineries close by. The climate in this part of Spain is continental with snowy winters and hot summer months, and extremely sudden changes in temperature when the seasons change.

Traditionally, the indigenous grapes used created very rustic wines (local grapes include Moristel, Parraleta for red wine, and Macabeo and Alcañon for white wine). These traditional styles of wine have been completely and utterly uprooted and replaced with the new wave of modern wine making, using many international varieties (including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer) and Spanish noble grapes such as Tempranillo. The key players in this wine region are the above mentioned wineries who have invested millions in ultra modern wineries, star winemakers and wine tourism infrastructure. Whereas in other parts of Spain it can be impossible to visit wineries, Enate, Bodegas Pirineos, Viñas del Vero and others have set out to be main attractions on Spanish wine tours.
In scarcely two decades this wine origin has forged a name and image for itself on the national and international wine market.

Somontano wines are fruity with a good alcohol content and excellent acidity. although the reds are the most characteristic, the roses, with their brilliant colour and delicate bouquets and the fresh whites, are also a magnificent choice.

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