Tuesday, April 27, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Emilio Clemente Cellar; wines and nature

Near from Requena (Valencia) I could enjoy the silence and nature, and a winery equipped with the most advanced winemaking technology and an rural modernist building  surprising and very carefully and tastefully decorated.

Cristina treated me kindly, the winemaker, I was showing and explaining each of the elements of the holds as well as the site where it is located. To begin the estate is on the hill called San Blas, next to the Magro river  and viewing the valley that forms its course.

The first impression you get when you visit this winery is silence and peace, like you just cross the border into a new world created to awaken all your senses. The views are spectacular at any time anything breaks the feeling of tranquility. Surrounded by trees, including pigeons and squirrels, the decor is perfect to focus on the visit and enjoy the ride as I experienced. 

After viewing the
exterior hopper descend a level and passed a door perfectly restored, it must have been a warehouse at the beginning of last century, a modern warehouse carrying hidden inside stainless steel tanks, the air presser , traced peristaltic pump, rotating horizontal wine tanks, water cooling circuits, ... and all controlled by an industrial panel.

The warehouse has a second level at which gravity are passed red musts fermented beverages to malolactic fermentation. There are other stores where you store musts press dedicated to other tasks, especially for distillates. 

One of the areas in the cellar with more explosion of sensations is to visit the barrel room, a room equipped to maintain constant temperature and humidity, of 400 French oak barrels, Bordeaux size of different coopers, with a length of no more than four years, lie the wines that are destined for aging. The aromatic sensations are no easy to describe, but I assure you that drunk in a way that would not want to leave the warehouse for its luxurious smell.

The rest of the winery has its bottler, bottle storage room and barrel room for cleanning.

The charm of this wine is to visit the rural modernist type building which houses within it a careful restoration, combining period decor with a new and modern style without harsh contrasts, which gives a hint of good taste and modernity the rooms in the house. The rooms are varied, with bed rooms and toilets, meeting room, dining room, offices, ... all seamlessly integrated with the design of the house and giving it a cozy and charming.

The rest of the house has two playgrouds, an original and a restored, the top is a private residence. We have been in the shop and tasting room, also very original and decorated in the barrels, and a collection of corkscrews in the windows also great.

Regarding wines remains to say that tasting, not wanting to further lengthen the visit and I have three at home to taste them and write about them more calmly. I have to confess that one and I've tried before to visit, but as soon as they acclimatise and resting after the shaking of the trip, I will give a good account of themselves.

A pleasure for my senses on this visit and if it goes with you a great expert and knowledgeable about wine as Cristina, the enjoyment is even greater.

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