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Castell del Remei

Castell del Remei

Address:
Finca Castell Del Remei
City:
Castell Del Remei (ZIP Code 25333)
Location:
Lleida, Catalonia
Country:
Spain
Phone:
(+34) 973 580 200
Fax:
(+34) 973 718 312
Web:
http://www.castelldelremei.com

Castell del Remei dates its origins back to 1780, the first year for which there is documentary evidence of vines planted in the estate.

The wine was initially sold bulk and the estate began to sell bottled, barrel-aged wine in the second half of the 19th century.

With the help of an oenologist, four grape grower families from Bordeaux began making wines and ageing them in American oak barrels, following French vinification methods. Castell del Remei was the first Catalan winery to put aged wine on the market under its own brand and the first in Spain to work with the French grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon Blanc.

The Castell del Remei wines soon earned widespread recognition, receiving numerous awards at international exhibitions.

In 1921, major renovation work was carried out in the winery and an annex was built to make white wines.

After the vineyards were replanted on the wake of the phylloxera pest, the estate achieved a plantation of over 400 ha of local and international varieties. By then, Castell del Remei had become the largest quality wine producer in Catalonia and its wines continued to receive awards, including the Gold Medal at the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1929.

At this time, Castell del Remei made a firm commitment to exports and set up a major sales network across the world.

Personal commitment led the winery to make major investments in the 1980s to renew the vineyards, purchase essential winemaking equipment and consolidate a team of professionals who would guarantee that the quality was maintained throughout every stage of the process.

This new drive positioned Castell del Remei as a national benchmark with a significant international presence.

The Castell del Remei Estate consists of 400 ha and holds many buildings and facilities, including a castle, a sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Remei, a restaurant, an old olive press, a flour mill, a winery, a still, barrel-making workshops, two fermentation pools, a waterfall and much more.

Today, Castell del Remei manages 140 ha of vineyards, of which it owns 70. In order to take advantage of the wealth and diversity of the designation of Origin, the other 40 hectares belong to local farmers, who receive advice and supervision throughout the year.

The winery produces about 800,000 bottles a year, which are sold in almost equal parts on the domestic and export markets.

The Castell del Remei wines enjoy widespread reputation both nationally and internationally and they have received numerous awards and excellent reviews from the trade press. In our desire to better ourselves, we have made a firm commitment to quality, constant research and team work.

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