Dosomotano

Evolution

POSITIVE
EVOLUTION

IN THE 19TH CENTURY, THE ATTACK OF PHYLLOXERA IN FRENCH VINEYARDS GAVE RISE TO AN INCREASE IN WINE PRODUCTION, SALES, AND EXPORTS IN THE COUNTY. AND, DURING THAT CENTURY, THE PRODUCTION OF WINE IN HUESCA WAS INCREASINGLY LIMITED TO THE SOMONTANO, THANKS TO THE AREA’S SPECIALISATION IN PRODUCTION AND THE HIGH QUALITY OF ITS WINES.

IN THE 20TH CENTURY, SPECIFICALLY IN THE 1960’S, THE BIRTH OF THE SOMONTANO COUNTY COOPERATIVE OF SOBRARBE, WHICH BROUGHT TOGETHER A LARGE PART OF THE GRAPE PRODUCERS IN THE REGION, PAID TESTIMONY TO THE AREA’S COMMITMENT TO QUALITY GRAPE PRODUCTION AS AN ECONOMIC IMPETUS IN THE AREA AND REPRESENTED THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS THE SOMONTANO DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN, WHICH WOULD BE APPROVED IN 1984. FROM THAT TIME, AND ESPECIALLY SINCE THE 1990’S, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LARGE BUSINESS PROJECTS WITH SIZABLE INVESTMENTS IN THE SOMONTANO HAS PLACED SOMONTANO WINES AMONG THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY.