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Viñedos Raimat
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Red wine 1997 D.O. Costers del Segre Reserva Abadia, Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #R69972/04

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Last reviewed: 13 December, 2004
DO area in the province of Lérida in the Spanish region of Catalonia. It is named after the river Segre, a tributary of the Ebro. The area was born in 1914, when Manuel Raventós began to cultivate vineyards in the formerly desert-like arid zone by means of artificial irrigation systems and earth filling, and later founded the large winery or Raïmat Winery (owned by the Cava House Codorníu), which is probably unique in Spain. The classification was made in 1988 and the area consists of the four subzones Artesa, Les Garrigues and Vall de Riucorb, as well as the smallest demarcated Raimat.

The continental climate is characterized by cold...

One of the 17 regions (Spanish Cataluña, Catalan Catalunya) in the northeast of Spain with the four provinces Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona. It is located on the north-western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and covers 32,000 km². The area has an extremely eventful history: in the 6th century BC the Greeks came, then the Carthaginians and finally 200 BC the Romans. The wines from today's DO area Alella were already drunk by the Roman Caesars. The capital Barcelona was already in the antiquity an important trade port. In the 6th century A.D., the Alans and Visigoths arrived, from which the name is derived (Gotalonien =...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

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