Know How Pirineos
Vineyards and wines from the heart of Somontano.
With you since 1993
In 1964 the Cooperativa Comarcal de Somontano was established, the germ of the current protected designation of origin “Somontano” (1984). In 1993, Bodega Pirineos SA was established with the aim of elaborating, producing and commercializing wines made from the grapes of the 150 winemakers of the Cooperative. These winegrowers belong to about twenty towns in Somontano and work about 700 hectares of the most historic dry-land vineyard in the area. In 2007 it became part of the Barbadillo.
This is how Pirineos achieves inimitable wines. Solid, original and personal wines. Successful wines around the world. Pure Somontano
Pirineos in numbers
Jesús Astrain Losilla, is considered to be the most experienced oenologist in the Somontano wine region. His connection with Somontano began in 1988 when he started working as an oenologist for the Somontano Cooperative. He remained there until 1993 when Bodegas Pirineos was founded, as he was subsequently appointed as the winery’s Technical Director and Oenologist.
Jesús Astrain was born in Zaragoza and he is a Technical Agricultural Engineer who studied Oenology in Madrid. He graduated from the Complutense University with a Degree in Oenology and he was awarded the UNESCO Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Oenology.
Over the course of his 28 year career at Bodegas Pirineos, Astrain has launched a large number of oenological projects for Bodegas Pirineos in conjunction with the most prestigious universities in Spain. These projects have explored the quality and distinction of wines, making it possible to gain a real understanding of exactly how the consumers’ perceptions and preferences work.
“Our wines are the result of the perfect balance between research and interpretation of the Somontano lands”
White grapes varieties
grapes. Used for white wines with a fresh character and our single variety “Pirineos
Macabeo (aka Viura)
Red grapes varieties
The region & wines
There once was a time when it was common to see horses grazing in the Pyrenean meadows in the Somontano region where they were used in the vineyards. Their ancestral presence, so close to our agricultural practices, inspired the brand image of Bodega Pirineos.
Between the arid plains to the south and mountains to the north lies the Somontano region, a Mediterranean enclave with scented hillsides and oak covered ridges. Bodega Pirineos is named after Pyrenees mountains that help give the wines their character. We know this wild territory better than anyone.
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