Aragón Wine

 

This region, rich in history, was once the home of celebrated 16th century royals Ferdinand and Isabella and their daughter, Catherine of Aragon, maligned first wife of England’s King Henry VIII. Aragon is spread between the Pyrenees at the French border to the central Iberian plateau. Because the climate ranges from cool, mountainous conditions to warmer climates in lower elevations, many different styles of grapes are grown.
 
It is home to four D.O.’s: 
 
Somontano at the foot of the Pyrenees makes well received whites, reds and rosados with a far range of varietals grown, such as Tinto del Pais (Tempranillo), Garnacha, Macabeo as well as many other classic French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. 
 
Cariñena is named after the grape, which had been the main planting until the popularity of Garnacha took over. Other red grapes grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah and its most popular white is Viura. Juicy Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Grenache

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Senorio de Ayles

    The Aylés territory is surrounded by fifty hectares of privately owned vineyard from which our wi...

  • Bodegas Ignacio Marin

    Our roots go all the way back to Cariñena in 1903, the year in which Mr. Ignacio Marín founded th...

  • Bodegas Solar de Urbezo

    Santiago Gracia taking on the tradition of his grandparents founded the winery Solar de Urbezo wi...

  • Bodegas Borsao

    Although the history of the city of Borja takes us back to the beginnings of the Paleolithic peri...

  • Bodegas Monclus

    BODEGAS MONCLUS is a small Winery founded & Directed by Mercedes Inés Monclús.A pioneer of Somont...

  • Grandes Vinos Y Viñedos

    A long-standing tradition of good wine, together with the concerted effort, geniality and savoir-...

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