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In Talamanca, in the Bages region, next to the Llobregat river, we find the Casa de les Tines, a marvel of heritage unique in Catalonia due to its structure and beauty, which we can appreciate in The Readers' Photos of La Vanguardia.
It is made up of seven tubs and an attached hut. It is worth visiting to understand why the wine was made right there.
The vats built in the middle of the vineyards are the most vivid example of the wine-growing past of the Bages region. The difficulty of transporting the harvest on rough roads (that is, on roads where only one animal passed) and the scarcity of animals determined the location of the vats on the ground.
Having the vat at home was the most logical option in the plain towns, where distances were small and the best roads allowed the harvest to be transported home.
The problem arose in places such as the municipality of Talamanca, with rugged terrain, dispersed habitat, and bad and steep paths that made the distance between the vineyard and the house longer, as detailed in the Cultural Heritage Map of the Provincial Council. Barcelona.
The vats in the middle of the vineyards respond to a phenomenon exclusive to the Valls del Montcau. No other wine-growing region in Catalonia enjoys this specific feature.