Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Do you know Spain's SoMontano? Thirty-one wineries, four-hundred twnty-four vineyard growers and a D.O. for Thirty Years by Philip S. Kampe

I feel like I write for Decanter, exposing regions with articles to provoke your interest. This is one...
SoMontano (Spain) is a D.O. that was created in 1984, located south of the the Pyrenees, in the province of Huesca (Aragon).

The Latin root for SoMontano means, 'beneath the mountain', which further exemplifies the geographic location in northeast Spain. Th region produces 14 million bottles of wine yearly. There are 31 wineries and 424 wine growers, as of March, 2015.

The wines are easily characterized as fresh and fruity with a light touch of oak. The price/quality ratio keeps this region afloat. There are many bargains in all categories of wines.
The wines I sampled today are readily available in America.
The wines that stood out are:
Bodega Pirineos (Garnacha)
La Miranda (Garnacha)
Secastilla
Enate (Garnacha)
Batan de Salas (Syrah)
Enate (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot)



                                                (Bodega) Pirineos Garnacha



To learn more about the food and wine from Somontano visit:
www.rutadelvinosomontano.com and www.somontanothinkwinely.com

Philip S. Kampe
philip.kampe@thwinehub.com
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