🇪🇸SPAINAragon


ARAGON IS  DO.- 5     VT.- 6     VP.- 1     @Zaragoza

  • BLANCO= Macabeo AKA=Viura/ Alcanan, Malvasia, Parellata, Garnacha Blanco, Pedro Ximenez
    • International– Chardonnay, Gewurztraminor, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Garnacha(Indigenous) AKA=Grenache, Carinena(Indigenous) AKA=Mazuelo, Juan Ibanez AKA=Moristel, Bobal, Monastrell, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY Spain(North-East), REGION-Aragon, South of Pyrenees, LATITUDE: 42.6° N

  • Sub-Zones/ DO.s Calatayud DO., Campo de Borja DO., Carinena DO., Somontano DO.
  • PROVINCES– Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza,  Non-Contiguous(5)

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Ebro)

  • On~Alcanadre/ Huerva/ Gallego~Tributaries~Ebro~Rivers~
  • ON PLATEAU– Iberian, +Alt.500mt.-1,000mt.

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Sub-Soil- Slate, Clay

CLIMATE–  Continental,   Summers– Long, Hot   |   Winters– Cold

VITICULTURE

  • Porron– Traditional Glass Wine Pitcher Which Holds .75 Liters.  This Drinking Utensil Which Resembles and Watering Can Allows Multiple People Drink From the Same Communal Drinking Apparatus Without Touching Their Lips. Top of Porro is Narrow and Can Be Sealed With a Cork.

CULTURE GASTRONOMYBeans, Mushroom, Potato, Peaches, Pigeon, Sponge Cake

  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Para la Promocion del Vino de Garnacha~
    • Mission~ To Improve Quality Standards and to Promote 5 DO.’s as the Cradle of Garnacha…Calatayud DO., Campo de Borja DO., Carinena DO., Somontano DO. and Terra Alta DO. In Catalunya


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CAMPO De BORJA DO.     @Borja

  • BLANCO= Macabeo, Moscatel
    • International– Chardonnay
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE-Zaragoza, East of Zaragoza-City(50 km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Sierra de Moncayo Range, +Alt.350mt.-550mt.
    • On~Huecha~River~Tributary~Ebro~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary, Limestone, Stones, Clay
  • CLIMATE=Continental, +WINDS/ Ciezo
  • VITICULTURE– 7,400 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Alto Moncayo, Borsao Borja(Co.-Op./ 375 Members), Pagos del Moncayo, Vina Borgia

CALATAYUD DO.      @Calatayud

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel
    • International– Chardonnay, Malvasia
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Bobal, Mazuelo, Monastrell, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE-Zaragoza, @Hw.#A2
    • BORDERS: Carinena DO.(North-East), South-West of Zaragoza-City(75 km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Jalon~River~
    • SLOPES/ Sierra de la Virgen Range, +Alt.800mt.-900mt.
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary, Brown Limestone, Slate, Shale, Clay, Sandy
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Atteca, Baltasar, Marques de Montanana, Las Rocas, San Alejandro(Co.-Op.), San Gregorio

CARINENA DO.      @Carinena

  • BLANCO= Macabeo 11%, Garnacha Blanca, Moscatel Romano, Parellada
    • International– Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer
  • TINTO= Garnacha(Indigenous) 31%, Tempranillo 25%, Carinena(Indigenous) 5% AKA=Mazuelo, Juan Ibanez, Monastrell, Parreleta, Vidadillo
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon 13%, Syrah 7%
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE-Zaragoza, #Hw.#AP-23, LATITUDE: 41.33° N
    • South-West of Zaragoza-City(40km.), BORDERS: Calatayud DO.(South-West)
    • CITIES-(14) Aguaron, Aladren, Alfamen, Almonacid de la Sierra, Alpartir, Belchite, Carinena, Consuenda, Encinacorba, Longares, Mezalocha, Muel, Paniza, Tosos, Villanueva de la Huerva
  • TOPOGRAPHYFlat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Ebro)/ High Plains
    • SLOPES/ Sistema Iberico/ Sierra de Algaren Mountains, Moncayo Massif,  +Alt.400 mt.-825 mt.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Cascajos-Cantos– Rounded Stones
    • Orange-Brown Clay, Limestone, Slate, Shale, Schist, Sandy
  • CLIMATE= Continental, Summers– Hot, Dry   |   Winters– Cold, Wet
    • +WINDS/ Ciezo(From North),   +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURE– 14,150haPlanted,   +Old Vines/ +100 Years
    • Estate/ Producers– Abrazo Hugo, Anadas Care, Anayon, Casa Luis, Castillo de Monseran, Grandes Vinos y Vinedos(Co.-Op.), Ignacio Marin, Marques de Carano, Monasterio de las Vinas, La Nina Roja, Paniza(Co.-Op./ 400 Members), Los Royales, San Valero(Co.-Op./ 700 Members), Valderba(60ha.), Valdemadera, Vina Altogrado
  • VINICULTUREBlanco,  Crianza,  Reserva,  Gran Reserva,  Blends,  Rose
    • Official Cava Producing Sub-Zone In Carinena.
  • CULTURE– 1932- DO. Was Officially Established, ~Pronounced~ Car-een-yena
    • DO. and Producers Use Slogan  El Vino de las PiedrasWine From Stones

SOMONTANO DO.     @Barbastro

  • BLANCO= Alconon, Garnacha Blanco, Macabeo
    • International– Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Moristel 22%, Garnacha, Parraleta, Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE-Huesca
    • North-East of Zaragoza-City(60 km.), South of France(60km.)
    • Sub-Zones-  Plains    Foothill,    Mountains
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SLOPES/ Pyrenees Mountains, On~Cincoa~River~
    • -Transitional-Zone-BETWEEN: Pyrenees Mountains & Ebro River
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURE- 3,000 haPlanted
  • Estate/ Producers- Alodia, Enate, Estada, Pirineos, Vinas Del Vero, Comarcal de Somontano(Co.-Op.), Pirineos

Vino de la Tierra’s of Aragon

  • BLANCO= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Aragon.
  • TINTO= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Aragon.
  • VINICULTURE- Wines Produced In “ARAGON” Non-Conforming to a DO.
    • VT.’s Give Producers the Ability to Work Freely With Preferred Viticulture Methods, In a Less Regulatory Environment.

VALDEFOLON VT.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE– ?
  • TOPOGRAPHY “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Jolon~River~

VALLE De CINCA VT.     @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon(East), PROVINCE– ?
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”

RIVERA Del JILOCA VT.      @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon(South-Central), PROVINCE– ?
  • TOPOGRAPHY“Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Jiloca~River~

RIBERA Del GALLEG-CINCO VILLAS VT.      @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE– ?

BAJO ARAGON VT.      @

  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE– ?

RIBERA Del QUEILES VT.       @

  • RED= Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE– ?
    • BETWEEN: Nararra & Aragon, (Laps)Narrara
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Queiles~River~
    • -Estate/ Producers- Guelbenzu

Vino de Pago VP.

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Vino Pago Ayles VP.      @Ayles

  • RED= Garnacha, Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • WHITE= Pedro Ximenez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGIONAragon, PROVINCE– ?, (30km. From Zargoza)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE– 47 ha. Planted


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