A Spanish wine region with potential

Picturesque valley covered with vineyards

There is a wine region in Spain that you have probably never heard of and defies all common sense. Its green and luscious lands produce wines that you would normally find in Germany and we are very excited about it.

Somontano is a wine region in Aragon, northern Spain, roughly 100km (60 miles) northeast of the city of Zaragoza (Saragossa). The region, which covers a wide range of terrain south of the Pyrenees, was granted DO status (now DOP) in 1984. It has a name for varietal wines of both interational and national grapes.

The name Somontano means "under the mountains" and the region, which counts over 4,000 hectares (nearly 10,000 acres) of vineyard, sits in the foothills of the central Pyrenees mountains. This lush, green, hilly region lies less than 60km (35 miles) from France and roughly equidistant from Getariako Txakolina on the Atlantic coast and the city of Barcelona (and the likes of Penedes and Emporda) on the Mediterranean.

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