D.O. Costers del Segre, Spain
Castell del Remei is located in Penelles (D.O. Costers del Segre, Spain). The castle where the winery is located was built in 1780. By the 19th century, they had 988 acres of local grape varietals and were the first Catalan winery to sell “aged wine” on the market. They received their first award in 1887, the gold medal at the Brussels International Expo. In 1902, Castell del Remei established a guide for their workers on how to care and provide for the vineyards (Manaments pels Mitgers). It is a reflection of their admiration and respect for the vineyards, soils, and consistency of the vineyard work. Castell del Remei is the 4th oldest brand in Spain.
Castell del Remei manages 345 acres of vineyards. Their vineyards have; Tempranillo, Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 20 years old, while some Garnacha’s are more than 40 years old.
The vineyards are located at 2,000 feet above sea level and the soil is mainly calcareous, (chalky) but includes some limestone. There is marked diversity of the soils in the estate that contributes to the enormous wealth of nuances typical of Castell del Remei wines.