The property, ideal for the wine culture production is of a continental climate: wide range of temperature variation, with really cold winters and hot summers; low rainfall and a relative average of humidity. In this region the West and North-west winds predominate and are accentuated in spring. The most appreciated is the marinade, which during the hottest summer’s evenings gets to refresh the grape. Another singularity is the persistent fog in winter.
The average altitude’s of the lands is of 250 metres above sea level. The soils of the property are predominantly calcareous. The plots of vineyards are situated on the bed of the Central Depression during the Cainozoic Era and are located in fertile soils of mainly alluvial composition. The winery property has 162 hectares of vineyards. The cultivation of great part of the vines (90%) takes place in the mountain vineyards nearby Castell del Remei, at higher altitude (between 700 and 800 metres), on soils of loamy texture (loamy-sandy soil or clay loam) with plenty presence of gravel that allows a good drainage.
Regarding the varietal composition, it includes the autochthonous vineyards (Grenache, tempranillo, cariñena, trepat, malmsey and macabeo) with which were added those with French origin that Castell del Remei introduced in the Peninsula during its initial time (cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, chardonnay and white sauvignon).
The average age of the vines exceeds the 25 years and the vineyards are running through trellis, according to the double cordon system (Royat Doble), with a density of plantation between 4,000 and 5,000 plant/hectare.
The original installations of the winery are composed by a total space of 5,500 m2 and are distributed in six semidetached warehouses, built on stone, with a steel iron structure and 100 cm thick walls.
Currently, the rooms for ageing wines have approximately 1,000 barrels (French and American oak, at 50%), while the wine making room is equipped with stainless steel tanks with a self-controlled temperature system, pneumatic press and other technical tools of last generation which allows to elaborate more than a million bottles of wine per year.
Castell del Remei also bets for an environmental and sustainable management of the vineyard and performs integrated agriculture. Also, minimizes treatments for the improvement of vegetative development of the vines.
For this matter, it has to be highlighted that Castell del Remei promotes the investigation in the areas of viticulture and oenology betting for both.