The Raimat estate is situated 120 miles west of Barcelona, in the Costers del Segre region; an area that would be desert were it not for a canal system carrying melted snow from the Pyrenees.
Mark Nairn is the Head Winemaker at Raimat. As an Australian working in Spain he has had to meet a lot of challenges, not least learning the language! He has a winemaking team with an impressive amount of international winemaking experience and passion. Together, they combine the best of New World winemaking techniques with traditional Spanish methods.
Mark recognises Raimat’s values, ‘We like to challenge the way we work in order to continually improve what we do. Every member of our team is involved in this process and shares the same goal: to produce the best wines that Spain can offer at great value for money.’
Every grape for Raimat’s wines comes from their own vineyards which are now all certified as sustainable by the Catalan Council and department of agriculture; the wines are now labelled with the Integrated Production insignia which features a ladybird. Raimat has also signed up to Wineries for Climate Protection.