Monthly Archives: December 2018

The tirage has already begun!

From the offices of our winery, today, we begin to hear the tinkle of glass bottles. A distant sound that does not bother, on the contrary, awakens in us the curiosity to go down the stairs and see what is happening in the production line. We hear the news of a colleague who says: “The tirage has already begun!” Opening the door, we perceive first the smell of fresh jasmine and field flowers and we find our colleagues, who frantically and laboriously move from one part to the other of the production line in an indefatigable way, controlling that everything follows correctly.  They will dedicate a lot of time, until March, to one of the most important phase of cava’s elaboration. It deals with a process, which consist of filling the bottles with base wine and the “tirage liqueur”, composed of yeast and sugar. The same yeasts will be the unquestionable protagonists of the second fermentation within the same bottle.

Once this process is finished, the bottles will be lowered into the darkness of the cellar, placed in the “rimas” position (horizontally). Our colleagues know very well that a season of hard work begins for them. When we watch television or listen to news about industries, factories, workers, the message we receive is quite sad. It is thought that there are no workers anymore because on the screen there are only images of technological robots that move pieces. The images of the workers are never there. However, for us the worker is the point of support and departure of everything, the embodiment of the success of our products. At six o’clock in the morning, our team starts its workday. Rightly, at this time, our colleagues are still a little sleepy. Before 7 am, few words are exchanged and if a question is asked, the answer comes after a few minutes, because everyone is very focused on the work to be developed, aware that, on the other hand, there is a great responsibility: the success of our winery.

At eight o’clock, all are already awake, active and full of energy and with a resplendent smile, they welcome the other part of the workers team, who begins the shift.
This is the most beautiful moment of the whole day, the meeting of each member of our winery. They, already awake for hours, wish the best day to others, minimizing their fatigue. The tiredness is heard, but not as a complaint, but as proof of the great involvement and dedication that our collaborators adopt, every day, every hour, every second …

The rest will accompany our product during a certain time so that little by little, without haste, it will mature its gestation months later. Great things need their time and our great products get the care, affection and time necessary to get their personality.

After the efforts, results arrive

Lacrima Baccus, together with a group of vine growers, signs new contracts in the United States during a tour of APVSA.

Those attending the event demanded the selected wines, which attracted 150 importers and distributors during the “Born to be Wine” tour. Among them, there was our Lacrima Baccus Cava in the company of the Barolo Riserva Luna Nera, sophisticated wines and cavas, with original labels that add value to the North American market.

Classic wines and those that offer good value-money were also part of the event. Bodegas Verum, Bodegas Pradorey, Bodegas Castelo de Medina and Lacrima Baccus represented Spain. On the other hand, Barolo Reserva Luna Nera represented the Italian wines. As far as France is concerned, it was possible to negotiate on site with Maison Albert, Sadel, Château Haut-Blanville, Domains Auriol and Cellier des Chartreux, to name but a few. Several Champagne houses traveled with us, including Alain Mercier, Charles Clément, Guy de Forez and Klepka-Sausse.

Each winery paid $ 250 for an exhibition table that included glasses, spittoons, ice cubes and an American-style gourmet buffet. A well spent amount if we take into account that during the event we met relevant buyers.

The next meetings will be held in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal from January 15 to 31. The advance wine selection will take place at the Beacon Hotel in New York (2130 Broadway) on Friday, December 14 with twenty importers and distributors who are already working with APVSA members.


Source of information: APVSA, december 2018.