The farm produce leridana this year more than 20 million kilos of grapes
The point in the PDA technical characteristics of each strain, for example, plant vigor, uniformity of grapes, their health status and their level of stress. Using a computer program, this data provides a classification of strains by area. The result is a map that is very helpful in choosing the best type of grape for each of the varieties of wines and champagnes that are harvested in Raimat.
The winery has Lleida and another step towards better management of the vineyards, which are being applied for years several techniques to improve their achievement considering parameters of sustainability and organic growing. For example, in Raimat done some insect pest control, applying a scheme to reduce the passage of tractors and agricultural machinery between strains to prevent soil erosion and analysis of soil salinity. Esteve explained, as an example of sustainable management, the ban on hunting in Raimat estate, with an area of 3,000 hectares, has been a proliferation of rabbits and partridges. These have attracted the area predatory birds, which have displaced the entire vineyards razed starlings.
All these developments have contributed to this year's expectations Raimat vintage is very high. Joan Esteve explains that the climate has allowed the grape ripening has been very good, which will provide more acidic wines, aromatic and expressive. "This is one of the best vintages of the last few years," said the vintner.
Raimat harvest each year about 20 million kilos of grapes. The 50% of its production is for the development of the brand Codorníu cava. This year will participate in the harvest about 80 workers between temporary and warehouse personnel.