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Langa Hermanos, S.L.
Winery Wines

Red wine 2018 D.O. Calatayud "Reyes de Aragón - Premium", Aragón, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: 12.40 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Variety: Garnacha
Registration number: #BoLa-LCQ417138

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Last reviewed: 17 November, 2020
The name of the DO area with the town of the same name in the north-eastern Spanish region of Aragon goes back to a Moorish governor named Ayud, who had a castle (Kalat) built here. At the turn of the century, the old city of Bilbilis was the site of a Roman temporary camp and it was here that the famous poet Martial (40-102) was born. The vineyards cover 6,000 hectares on limestone, marl and slate soils. They are situated at an altitude of 500 to 900 metres on both sides of the Ebro tributary Jalon and are among the hottest and driest in Aragon. The most important red wine variety is Garnacha Tinta, which produces high alcohol red wines....

One of the 17 regions of Spain (span. Aragón) with three provinces in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, which includes the wide valley of the Ebro. It lies between Catalonia (east) and Navarre (west). In the 11th century, after the Moors pushed southwards, an independent kingdom was established here, which in the meantime included the Balearic Islands, Navarra and Sicily, and from the 12th century onwards also Catalonia. It existed up to the end of the 15th century and was then integrated with other areas into the Spanish Empire. Viticulture was already practised here since the 2nd century BC. In the north, on the...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The group of vine varieties probably originates from Spain. The individual varieties of different colours are grown under numerous names/synonyms all over the world. The best known of these are Garnacha or Garnatxa in Spain, Grenache in France, as well as Cannonau (Sardinia), Granaxia and Tai Rosso or formerly Tocai Rosso (Veneto) in Italy. The exact origin is assumed to be in the region of Aragon in northeastern Spain, which was justified accordingly by the French ampelographers Pierre Galet (1921-2019), Victor Vermorel (1848-1927), Pierre Viala (1859-1936) and Victor...

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