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Featured Winery: Bodega San Gregorio (Calatayud)

October 24th, 2010

Cooperativa del Campo San Gregorio is located in the D.O. Calatayud in the region of Aragon (approximately two and a half hours northwest of Madrid). Calatayud covers almost 14,000 acres and consists of 15 bodegas producing a staggering 14 million liters of wine annually. Receiving D.O. status in 1990, Calatayud is Aragon's second-largest quality wine-producing region (behind Cariñena). The vineyards slope down on the south side of the Sierra de la Virgen at altitudes ranging from 18...

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Featured Wine: 2007 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas (Calatayud)

April 5th, 2010

This weeks Wine of the Week is a great find from the region of Calatayud - a 2007 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro. The D.O. Calatayud was founded in 1989 and is located in the province of Zaragoza. Vine cultivation in the region dates back to 200 BCE. The predominant grape in the region is Garnacha Tinta (accounting for more than half of the vineyards) and thrives in the continental climate of the region (cold winters and hot summers as well as extreme variations between night and day du...

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