DO area in the northeastern region of Spain Aragon, which is named after the city of the same name. It is one of the oldest wine-growing regions of Spain, which in 1960 was the first to receive the then newly introduced DO classification. The vineyards cover about 17,000 hectares of vineyards 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 Ebro valley to the mountains of Sistema Ibérico at 400 to 800 meters above sea level. In 2010, the vineyard became Pago Aylés when Vino de Pago classified.
The barren soils consist of dark limestone and dark soil on alluvial deposits. The climate is characterized by dry, hot summers and cold winters with low rainfall. To 75% red varieties and 25% white wines are grown. It dominates with over half of the area the red Garnacha Tinta, followed by Tempranillo, Carina / Mazuela ( mazuelo ), Juan Ibáñez ( Moristel ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah and Merlot, The white main variety is Macabeo (20%), followed by Garnacha Blanca, Moscatel Romano ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ) Parellada and Chardonnay,
The formerly traditionally heavy, alcoholic and long-lasting wines (also after the type of Sherry generated) have lost importance. On the market but 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 winegrowing area may also a Cava be generated. Over 90% of production is due to huge Winzergenossenschaften How Bodegas masters Gran Ducay, Borja, Grandes Vinos y Viñedos and San Valero, but it is increasingly private wineries. 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,