DO area in the northeastern Spanish region Aragon, which is named after the city of the same name. It is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Spain, which in 1960 was the very first area to receive the DO classification that was introduced at the time. The vineyards cover around 17,000 hectares of vines in the 14 municipalities of Aguarón, Aladrén, Alfamén, Almonacid de la Sierra, Alpartier, Cariñena, Cosuenda, Encinacorba, Longares, Mezalocha, Muel, Paniza, Tosos and Villanueva de Huerva in the Ebrotal up to the mountains of the Sistema Ibérico at 400 to 800 meters above sea level. In 2010 the vineyard Pago Aylés as Vino de Pago classified.
The barren soils consist of dark limestone and dark earth on alluvial deposits. The climate is characterized by dry, hot summers and cold winters with little rainfall. 75% red wine varieties and 25% white wine varieties are grown. The red dominates with more than half of the surface Garnacha Tinta, followed by Tempranillo, Cariñena / Mazuela ( mazuelo ), Juan Ibáñez ( Moristel ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah and Merlot, The main white variety is Macabeo (20%) followed by Garnacha Blanca, Moscatel Romano ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ) Parellada and Chardonnay,
The traditionally heavy, alcohol-rich and long-lived wines (also according to the type of Sherry generated) have become less important. But the market is still up to 100 years old bottles offered this wine. For the most part, today Jovenes (Young wines) produced in red, rosé and white. In the wine-growing region, too Cava be generated. Over 90% of its production is huge Winzergenossenschaften such as Bodegas Gran Ducay, Borja, Grandes Vinos y Viñedos and San Valero, but increasingly private cellars are emerging. Other well-known producers are Bodegas del Señorío, Covinca, Pago Aylés, Solar de Urbezo, Viñedos y Bodegas Esteban Martín, Viñedos y Bodegas Pablo, Virgen del Águila, Virgen de La Sierra and Winner wines,