Aragon wine

by Neil Morris

campo de borja

Aragon has a reputation for producing some excellent sweet wines from the Moscatel grape variety. There are also some good quality young white wines and a wide range of good quality full-bodied reds from the four Denominaciónes de Origen:  Campo de Borja, Calatayud, Cariñena and Somontana.

 

The traditional red wines of the region were famed for their strength and robust character and these wines were a perfect match for the hearty stews and casseroles that dominated the countryside cuisine. As the cuisine of the region has developed, however, so have the wines and although reds of this style are still produced, they are now less fashionable and the wine makers of Aragon have changed their philosophy.

Aragon wine production is now about embracing new techniques to develop the traditional characters and deliver modern and interesting wines that give a respectful nod to the past. Somontana has been the surprising trailblazer in this revolution and the other regions have followed suit, as a result, Spanish wine experts are now talking with excitement rather than scepticism about the wine regions of Aragon.

Denominaciónes de Origen

campo de borja
calatayud
carinena
somontano

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