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Cérvoles Celler lies within the district of Les Garrigues, which has a complex terrain with a succession of hills and creeks that ends at the Sierra la Llena to the south, marking the border with Priorat and La Conca de Barberà. The various plots comprising the estate are located at an altitude of between 700 and 750 metres above sea level, with different orientations and an average rainfall of 450 mm a year: appropriate for quality viticulture. In 1997, after an intensive search for ideal plots and microclimates to plant new vineyards within the DO Costers del Segre, the owners of the two hundred-year-old winery Castell del Remei discovered the excellent characteristics of the vines and wines of La Pobla de Cérvoles and acquired the property that today is known as Cérvoles Celler. They began a wide-ranging retraining of the vines in order to increase canopy size per kilo of grapes while improving vinification methods to improve the quality of the wines.Thanks to the characteristics of the vineyards and of the area where they are located, the wines of Cérvoles Celler offer an optimal balance between alcohol content and acidity, with an intense colour and sharing a pronounced personality. This, together with painstaking attention to detail in each stage of the winemaking process, the result of a firm commitment to teamwork, has awarded Cérvoles consistent recognition from experts and numerous international prizes year after year. Today, the approximately 80,000 bottles that are produced every year are marketed worldwide both in the on-trade and in wine shops, thereby reaching the most demanding consumers, who are anxious to discover and share new wines. The Cérvoles wines are part of the select group Grandes Pagos de España, an association of wine estates across Spain which defends and disseminates the culture of ‘Single-estate Wines’ -wines produced in a specific estate that reflect the unmistakable personality of its soil, subsoil and climate. The Cérvoles Celler winery, which boasts cutting-edge technology, was designed to take into account the size of the various plots, so that each fermenter holds the grapes of a single grape variety and plot. Notice should be taken of the particular loading system employed, in which the tanks are filled from the bottom, a method that is much more gentle on the berries and avoids early lacerations of the skins. Cérvoles Celler pay particular attention to the barrels used at the winery and have made major efforts to employ the right wood and the right coopers and use slow-growing oak wood and special toasting points. This has led them to determine which types of wood contribute the nuances and personality that they seek for good balance and appropriate complexity in their wines, which ultimately allow them to produce the characteristic bouquet of the Cérvoles wines. Cérvoles Celler Av. de les Garrigues, 26 25471 La Pobla de Cérvoles Lleida (Spain) +34 973 580 200 | +34 973 175 101 info@cervoles.com http://www.cervoles.com/home.php?lang=EN