Spain: In All Its Grape Glory

Recently our Wine Buyer Andrew Baker took a trip to Spain to visit one of our favourite producers, Oller Del Mas in Pla de Bages. Here are a few snaps he took whilst at the bodega:

2013 vintage Syrah, ageing in barrel.

Sampling straight from the barrel.

 

A shot of the cellar with a concrete egg on the far wall.

 

A view overlooking the estate!

 

Estate View #2

 

A Tinaja – which is a traditional clay fermentation pot.

 

Oooooo what a fancy wine-rack!

 

Traditional clay pots! Known locally as Tinajas.

 

Bodega branded barrel.
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4 Comments
  1. Alain Léger

    says:

    Do you know why they chain the Tinajas?

    • David Wyatt

      David Wyatt

      says:

      Hi Alain,

      As much as I’d love it to be a complicated system with a lot of tradition and style, unfortunately it’s a very simple process. As the Tinajas are dome shaped, the chain is simply to ensure they do not topple over.

  2. Sorry Alain, missed this! They chain them to stop them falling over. They are in little cups, but they are precious when full and so it's another precaution. Andrew

  3. Sorry Alain, missed this! They chain them to stop them falling over. They are in little cups, but they are precious when full and so it's another precaution. Andrew

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