Por fin! With a considerable amount of hours logged, searching for those few eluding posts, we have finally completed the wrap-up post for Wine Blog Wednesday #70 – a truly successful event! We gave you the daunting task of stepping out of your comfort zone to find a Spanish grape, […]
Somontano, meaning ‘under the mountain’ is located among the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Ebro River Valley in the Northern region of Aragon. As a result of its unique proximity along the French border, the majority of the wines elaborated in the region acquired very particular characteristics which have […]
As many of you have heard over the past year, Somontano is becoming a hot spot region for intriguing wines. The home of thirteen native and foreign grape varietals, this region has become famous for its ability to successfully blend both old and new grape varietals to make unique quality wine. If you like the more structured wines of Bordeaux this is the region to try. Cabernet seems to be king, though is blended with everything from Merlot to Syrah and Grenache.
2005 Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer Somontano – Spain, Aragón, Somontano (5/16/2006) Steely gold in color. The wine shows lychee, roses,mushroom, and lime on the nose. Medium overall acidty with a rich mouthfeel. Lychee shows on the palate strong, with bitter lime, and grapefruit pulp. Overall this wine is dry, yet […]
Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]