Raimat wines are unique. This Albariño from Costers del Segre is full of subtleties and surprises. It is a refreshing wine with enjoyable aromas of dried flowers and lemon peel, accompanied by nuances of green apple and wet grass. It is a delicious aperitif and excellent for any kind of fish, rice or seafood dish.
Cultivated on a number of plots, this is one of Raimat’s more exciting wines — the varietal is rare in this part of Spain. The wine is pale yellow in color with greenish hues. Intense aromas of citrus, dried flowers and spices with an additional hint of sweet vanilla.
Manuel Raventós, once he had consolidated cava* in the market, bought 3,200 hectares (7,907 acres) of barren lands in Lleida Province. This gave birth to Raimat, the Raventós family's second great project. Back then, the Raimat estate was a stony wasteland on which a ramshackle castle stood. It must have been hard back then to imagine the land would ever yield anything.
The building of the Aragon and Catalonia Irrigation Canal in 1910 boosted the irrigated area by 43,400 hectares (some 107,243 acres) and made the Segrià region fertile once again. Manuel Raventós decided to open up over 100 kilometres (62 miles) of channels to water Raimat's parched lands.