Within the ancient kingdom of Aragon, Cariñena was the second of Spain’s wine regions to receive Denomination of Origin. Its tradition of wine production dates back to Phoenician and Roman times.
The region took its name from Carae, a Roman settlement from the year 50 BC, whilst the variety Cariñena (Carignan) originates from this region. This impressive bodega farms around 2500 ha, with approximate production of 15 million kilos per year. The vineyards are located in the south of Cariñena, in a privileged area at the foot of the Sistema Ibérico.
These are the highest vineyards in the area, at 850 metres above sea level, bringing very cool temperatures in summer. This clever blend is a marriage of the local Viura grape, itself famous in nearby Rioja when made as an age-worthy white wine, and international globe-trotter Chardonnay. No oak, just a bright and happy glass of wine. The wine takes its brand from the golden eagles (águila real) which soar across this rugged landscape.