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Somontono is a wine region within Aragon in Spain. The name means “under the mountain,” as it is located right at the foothills of the Pyrenees. It was awarded D.O. status in 1984. While many styles of wine can be found in the region, it is making a name for itself for some significant modern innovations in wine-making. 
 
The wines in this region tend to have excellent balance due to hot, dry summers, with winds from the mountains cooling off the vineyards in the cold winters. Local indigenous varietals were the initial plantings in the area, such as Parraleta and Moristel for reds, Macabeo and Alcanon for whites. However, much of these have been uprooted to make way for modern vinification using international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah as well as Spain’s noble grape, Tempranillo, for reds. Whites include Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Garnacha Blanca. Garnacha Tinta is also employed as the main grape for local rosado. 

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  • Gewürztraminer

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Tempranillo

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Merlot

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