Barbastro (Aragon)

Max. Summer temp. : 26,63 ºC (the warmest year in 25 years)
Min. Winter temp. : -0,85°C (the coldest year in 25 years)
Average rainfall: 500 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,700 hours annually

Somontano DO

Somontano, with centuries of wine tradition, won its DO status in 1984, and ever since it has produced impressive results. The vineyards, located in the foothills of the Aragonese Pyrenees, have an ideal altitude and climate as well as an interesting range of grape varieties and wineries intent on making unique, high-quality wines.

Since the DO's early days, numerous new brands of wines and new wineries have emerged, all of which have helped to promote the DO's consolidation.The excellent results obtained are reflected in the attitude of the domestic and international market, which have created a demand for these products - elegant, structured, and suitable for long life.

The wines, made from fifteen native and foreign grape varieties, have a refreshing lightness and delicacy, and show the efforts undertaken by the local vine growers and bodegas. This has been one of the keys to the DO’s success and to the creation of critical and sales success.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Somontano
Avda de la Merced, 64
22300 Barbastro
Tel.: +34 974 313 031

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Somontano PDO

Area under vine
4,040 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
350 - 1,000 m.
Soil types
Brown limestone soils on soft materials that allow penetration of the roots of the vine. Soils with low fertility, adequate limestone, good permeability and sanitary conditions, thus allowing a quality wine production.
Principal grapes (w)
Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc, Garnacha Blanca, Riesling and Alcañón.
Principal grapes (r)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Syrah, Garnacha, Moristel (Juan Ibáñez), Parraleta and Pinot Noir.
Maximum crop
8,000 kg/ha (red); 9,000 kg/ha (white)
Production 2013
131,207 hl
Production 2014
105,737 hl
Production 2015
124,831 hl