A really affordable and enjoyable example of how well Spain does Cabernet. This impossible-to-dislike red showcases the much loved grape in the fitting background of Tempranillo, Spains best-loved varietal. Superbly put together in a modern, lightly-oaked style, this is a wine that offers a good balance between character and structure: a glorious colour, followed by a pleasant nose leading into gorgeous flavours of ripe cherry and red fruits. An easy wine to love!
Raimat offers range of sustainable and innovative wines, successfully combining the best of New World winemaking techniques with traditional Spanish methods. Established in 1914 in the dry, inhospitable conditions of Lleida, Raimat is the backbone of D.O. Costers del Segre. One of the youngest (1988) and most innovative DOs in Spain, Costers del Segre enjoys a continental climate with a lot of sunshine, low precipitation and a marked contrast between day and night time temperatures. With its 2,245 hectares of vineyards, Raimat is the largest family-owned single vineyard in Europe.
Every grape for Raimat's wines comes from the winery's own vineyards which are all certified as sustainable (EU compliant certification). The winery believes that working sustainably is not only good for the environment but ultimately produces the best quality wines. Harvesting was carried out at night to preserve all the primary fruity aromas. On entering the winery the grapes passed through a cold exchanger chilling to 15ºC, after which some of the must is vinified traditionally and some is vinified in a more innovative style to produce wine with more brilliance, fruitiness, more zestiness and more aromas of ripe fruit. This must is kept at a low temperature for 24-48 hours and then fermented at 25ºC. Once fermentation has ended this wine is racked into stainless steel tanks where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. This innovative procedure provides the oenologist with two styles of wine, which when blended, will produce the results they want to achieve: fresh fruit with texture and complexity. Egg white is used in the winemaking process.
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The Raimat winemaking team, headed by Australian Mark Nairn, has an impressive amount of international winemaking experience. The team is passionate about quality and attention to detail and combines the best of New World winemaking techniques with traditional Spanish methods. Every grape for Raimat's wines comes from the winery's own vineyards which are all certified as sustainable (EU compliant certification). The winery believes that working sustainably is not only good for the environment but ultimately produces the best quality wines. Head Winemaker MARK NAIRN grew up working on his family’s small winery estate, just south of Perth, in Western Australia. He then moved to South Australia and studied oenology at Roseworthy College. Once he had completed his degree in oenology, he started to work around the world, making wine for the English wine trade in countries as varied as South Africa, California, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Morocco, Czech Republic and Australia. Working in these wine producing countries gave him great experience of the different grape varieties, wine styles and production methods used around the world.