How much alcohol? A probing question. (Raimat, Costers del Segre)

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Grape delivery with tractors and containers. Probe to test the grape must at reception. Raimat Costers del Segre Catalonia Spain


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Raimat is today Spain's biggest wine producer. The history started in 1914 when Manuel Raventos, boss at the cava producer Codorniu, bought 3500 hectares of land outside of the town of Lerida. It was an arid, stony and wild landscape. Before the phylloxera there had been wine growing here, but of lesser quality and when Raventos bought the land there was no vines left. He knew that there were an irrigation channel being built from central Spain, which was part of his equation. He also understood that the soil structure needed improving and he started an immense project that was to take 60 years (planting of forests...). The first vintage was made in 1978. Now they make a wide range of wines: from good to very good wines.

Their winery is famous for its architectural style - a good example of the Catalan modernista style popular in Catalonia in the late 19th century. It was one of the largest concrete constructions when it was built.

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Catalonia Raimat Winery stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson

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