This winter, in Bohigas, work began on the creation of a new underground cellar to store aging products.
During the next few months, around Can Macià you will see different barracks and construction machinery. The reason is that in Caves Bohigas a new underground cellar has begun to be built to store the bottles while they are aged.
The new cellar is an extension of the original underground cellar, which dates from the year 1547, and which already had a first extension in the form of tunnels in 1929, when the first bottling began. These tunnels are located under the Can Macià farmhouse and have a total area of about 680m2, where up to 400,000 bottles are located at a constant natural temperature of about 15ºC - the ideal temperature for the fermentation and aging of cava-.
The evolution of sales, with a small but constant growth in recent years, especially in the older ranges, added to the difficult logistics of the current facilities, has forced a rethinking of the structure of the Bohigas warehouses. With this extension, it will be possible to locate and move more efficiently the bottles of cava that have to remain in aging for an average of two years.
The new cellar will be located 6 meters deep, through which we will obtain a temperature of approximately 15º in a natural way, and will consist of 900 m2 that will serve to store about 900,000 bottles. The approximate date of completion of the works is mid-June.