Certified Origin Somontano

Somontano is a Certified Origin, in Spanish Spanish “Denominación de Origen “(D.O.) for wines, created in 1984, and located in the county of the same name, in the province of Huesca, (Aragon Community). Its wine production is centred on the town of Barbastro. The name Somontano, as its Latin roots suggest, means “beneath the mountain” – this perfectly defines this geographic area which spreads out from the foothills of the Pyrenees down to the Ebro river valley.

Grape Varieties
Authorized grapes belonging to the DO include traditional local varieties, as well as other Spanish and foreign ones.

Local varieties:

  • Red: Moristel and ParraletaMoristel. This variety is indigenous to the zone and gives the wines of Somontano the character, personality and the uniqueness that a Designation of Origin must have.
    Parraleta. Its wines have notable colour, good acidity and an aromatic personality.
  • White: AlcañónAlcañón. It has a colour and body that gives its wine that romantic touch depending on how long it is allowed to ferment. It results in a wine with a delicate flavour and a pale straw yellow colour with notes of green.

Other Spanish:

  • Red: Tempranillo and Garnacha tinta;
  • White: Macabeo and Garnacha blanca


  • Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot noir
  • White: Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer

Last harvests ratings of the Somontano D.O. granted by its Regulatory Council are the following:

2008 Very Good 2009 Very Good 2010 Very Good
2011 Very Good 2012 Excellent 2013 Very Good
2014 Very Good 2015 Very Good 2016 Very Good
Certificado de Somontano
Map of Somontano