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The "Viñedos Raïmat" winery is located in the Spanish DO Costers del Segre, The DO was only operated by the winery or the parent company Codorníu Founded or classified in 1938. It was founded in 1914 by Manuel Raventós, who acquired a large, stony land area of 3,200 hectares with a dilapidated castillo in the province of Lleida (Lérida). The name is derived from the Catalan terms "Raïm" (grape) and "mà" (hand). There had been wine-growing there for centuries, but this was by the end of the 19th century Phylloxera disaster been discontinued. Raventós realized that the Aragon Canal, built in 1910, would make large areas fertile again. In decades of painstaking work, the formerly desert-like and salty soil was cultivated for viticulture. Hundreds of hectares of land with healthy ground were heaped up and a modern irrigation system was created using the Ebro River and its tributaries. With the support of University of California the ideal grape varieties were identified in Davis. At the same time, a village with 100 farmhouses, reservoirs and roads was built and workers settled. The bodega was commissioned in 1918 as the first building made of reinforced concrete in Spain. In 1930, around 300 hectares were planted with vines that produced 6,000 hectoliters of wine. Around 250 kilometers of canals and drainage systems made for a good artificial one irrigation,

In 1988 a state-of-the-art winery was built below a hill. The floor above this building was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards now cover 2,245 hectares of vineyards. Above all, the local varieties Albariño, Macabeo, Xarel-Lo, Parellada and Tempranillo, as well as the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Colombard, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Pinot Noir, Moscatel Ruso, Merlot, Petite Shiraz and Muscat d'Alexandrie cultivated. 15,000 French and American oak barrels are available for the expansion of the wines. In addition to the pure Crianzas, a sparkling wine from Chardonnay and the white wine Cuvée Albariño-Chardonnay, the layered wines Abadía (cuvée from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo) and Vallcorba (pure variety from Cabernet Sauvignon) are worth mentioning. 5.5 million bottles of still wine and 1.5 million bottles are produced annually Cava produced. Due to its extensive experience, the winery is undisputedly one of the most innovative centers for wine research worldwide. The techniques used in the extensive cultivation of the vineyards and winemaking have required several years of experimentation and research.

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