Red Wines D.O. Somontano

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Red wines with D.O. Somontano come from the Somontano wine region, located in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Side. Somontano was established in 1984 and has earned a solid reputation for the quality of its wines.

What red grape varieties are there in the D.O. Somontano?

In the Denomination of Origin (D.O.) Somontano, several varieties of red grapes are cultivated that contribute to the richness and diversity of its wines. Among the main strains used are Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Garnacha, Moristel and Parraleta, among others. Each of these varieties contributes its unique characteristics to the production process, making it possible to obtain red wines with a wide range of flavors and aromatic profiles that reflect the particularities of this wine region located in the province of Huesca, in Aragon.

  • How are the red wines of D.O. Somontano?

    The elaboration of the red wines of D.O. Somontano follows the traditional winemaking processes used in most wine regions, but with a focus on quality and respect for the characteristics of the grape varieties grown in the area. The grapes are harvested at the optimum moment of maturity, which varies according to the variety of grape used. The harvest can be manual or mechanized, depending on the winery and the winemaking philosophy. Once harvested, the grapes are destemmed to separate the clusters from the green parts, such as the stems. They can then be squeezed to release the juice and skins. Fermentation is the process in which the sugar in the grapes is converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Inside. Somontano, fermentation can take place in stainless steel tanks or even in small oak barrels, depending on the winery and the style of wine desired. The fermentation temperature and time are also carefully controlled to obtain the desired flavors and aromas. After fermentation, the skins and seeds of the grapes are left in contact with the wine for a certain period, which is known as maceration. This stage is crucial to extract the phenolic compounds that provide color, flavor and aroma to the wine.

    Some red wines from D.O. Somontano go through a process of aging in oak barrels, which gives them additional characteristics, such as notes of vanilla and spices. The aging time and the type of barrel used will depend on the desired style of wine and the winemaker's decision. After fermentation and aging (if applicable), the wine is blended, adjusting at the winemaker's discretion to achieve the desired flavor profile. It is then bottled and allowed to sit in the bottle for an additional period for the flavors to integrate properly before being marketed and consumed. It is important to note that each winery may have their own specific methods and techniques that are tailored to their approach and style of wine. The result will be a wide range of red wines with different characteristics and personalities within the D.O. Somontano.

  • What to pair D.O. Somontano red wines?

    The red wines of D.O. Somontano are versatile and can pair very well with a variety of dishes. Thanks to their structure and character, they are perfectly complemented with red meats, such as a juicy steak or roast lamb. They are also excellent companions for cured cheeses and sausages, enhancing their flavors. If you prefer more elaborate options, Somontano red wines harmonize with stews, stews, and game dishes, combining perfectly with the intense flavors of these dishes. In addition, their balance between fruit and acidity makes them an excellent accompaniment to Mediterranean dishes such as paella, pasta with tomato sauces, and roasted vegetables.

    Do not forget to enjoy them in good company or in a relaxed evening while sharing conversations and special moments!


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