The vine has been spreading thanks to its adaptive characteristics, it has required few genetic changes to adapt to its cultivation in different areas, it has low water and mineral requirements, it grows in lands where other fruit trees would not grow, thanks to its regenerative capacity. allows intensive harvesting
The vine has been spreading thanks to its adaptive characteristics, it has required few genetic changes to adapt to its cultivation in different areas, it has low water and mineral requirements, it grows in lands where other fruit trees would not grow, thanks to its regenerative capacity. allows intensive harvesting.
This adaptability was one of the keys to its expansion throughout Europe, as well as in most of the temperate climates on earth. One of the major changes that the vine underwent was when, in ancient times, it was converted by artificial selection from a "wild" variety to a "domesticated" (hermaphrodite), the reasons for this change are currently unknown. Soon it was found that wine was the sum of a set of environmental factors: climate, latitude, altitude, hours of light, etc.
Many of the great cultures of the Mediterranean as well as the Middle East claim to have invented the winemaking process themselves, attributing its discovery to a local hero or an agrarian divinity. But the fact is that trade and the expansion of some cultures and empires has caused wine and its cultivation to spread throughout various regions of the Earth, adopting new flavors and aromas. Wine (like other staple foods) appears in culture loaded with symbolism. The adaptive capacity of the grape to different climates and soils, its high yield, is the only fruit that retains in its interior quantities of an unusual acid called tartaric that favors the action of yeasts. It can be said that grape is currently the most harvested fruit worldwide, with 70% of it dedicated to wine production.
Wine D.O. Carignan
The Cariñena Denomination of Origin wine is a wine that is produced in the Campo de Cariñena Region, in the Province of Zaragoza
The location of the vineyards, especially those that are higher up, which are on very stony grounds, give unique characteristics to these wines from Aragon.
For this reason it calls itself the Wine of the Stones. It is also, together with Jerez, the oldest Denomination of Origin in Spain in terms of wine (1933).
The terrain is composed of stony, alluvial, siliceous soils, with little salt, loose and permeable.
Wine D.O. Borja field
Side. Campo de Borja treasures among its wines authentic jewels in which the “Garnacha” variety reaches all its splendor. Monovarietal red wines that are enjoying wide prestige throughout the world for their very defined personality, quality and complexity that make them unique in the world.
Wine D.O. Somontano
The Somontano Designation of Origin is located in the province of Huesca, it was created in 1984, it has an area of 4,400 hectares, about 35 wineries and 450 winemakers, the climate is of continental origin protected by the wall that exerts the Aragonese Pyrenees, the soil contains sandstone and clay, as well as limestone and alluvial material. The wines of this D.O. They have very peculiar characteristics, they are of very good alcohol content, fruity and with a very well-fitted acidity, they are very much in the current taste and with the Garnacha as the main attraction, the white foreign varieties are also exceptionally adapted to the terrain
Wine D.O. Calatayud
The Denomination of Origin Calatayud is based in the province of Zaragoza, it was established in 1990, with an area of 8,000 hectares of vineyards and about 1,050 winegrowers, its vineyards have an average altitude between 550-800 meters, the texture of their soils are composed of gravels, red slates, gray slates and marl and its climate is characterized by the continental nature of the area. The wines of this D.O. They focus on the red Garnacha variety and its opulent, meaty reds, full of fruit and warmth, it is worth highlighting the mention "Superior Calatayud", where we will find unique wines from vineyards of more than 50 years of life, and that at least must have a 85% of the Garnacha variety in its varietal composition.