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Visiting the Sommos bodega

Last Friday we went to Sommos, a winery in Barbastro in the Somantano wine region. We are going to include a visit to this bodega on our Riglos & Alquezar holiday so needed to check it out – it’s a hard job but somebody has to do it :-)

casks at Sommos wines

Oak casks room, with temperature and humidity controlled.

The Somontano wine area isn’t that well known outside of Spain but produces some excellent wines – particularly reds – at excellent prices. The first vineyards started there in the late 1800′s but it didn’t become a ‘denominacion’ until the 1980′s.

Sommos winery has been designed by architect Jesús Marino Pascual and is known as the ‘Guggenheim of the Somontano’.

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