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)
Batan de Salas (Syrah)
Enate (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot)
(Bodega) Pirineos Garnacha
www.rutadelvinosomontano.com and www.somontanothinkwinely.com
Philip S. Kampe