Remirez have 88 ha in total spread over 120 plots in 5 different villages. The average vine age is 45 year old and most of the soil is made up of limestone/clay.
|Sierra de Cantabria|
|Winery and Fernando's home|
The winery has 3 fermentation rooms where they have various types of tank, developed especially for Remirez. The first tanks are 7000l and are cooled by natural spring water that is released at the top and runs down the outside of the tanks, caught by a lip at the bottom.
The next tanks are conical-shaped and are used to filter out the grape skins at the same time.
The barrel rooms were the cleanest barrel rooms any of us had ever seen - not a drop of red wine stain in sight! The barrels are beautifully maintained and pristine.
Tasting wine in situ is always a special occasion and so as we swished and swirled our glasses and found it very hard to spit anything out (mainly Jason...), Fernando exuded enthusiasm and passion about his philosophy and experience of over 20 years.
Back to the hotel (just across the road!), and a gourmet meal followed by more wine, including a magnum of 1994.
9am the next morning and an early morning bike ride to wash away the cobwebs, well not for the 2 regional boys who "failed to set their alarm properly". The views were incredible and the air as fresh as a daisy. There is something very magical about riding through vineyards on a bicycle - it was definitely worth getting up early for.