Under the sea there are marine species, a world to explore... and it seems that, from time to time, we can also find wine. Yes, because wine tourism experiences always go beyond in order to provide new attractions to consumers.
That's what happened at the Aquarium of San Sebastian that, along with the underwater cellar Crusoe Treasure, have created a special event to introduce several proposals. The cellar has bottles into the waters of Plentzia and presents this novelty to publicize the process of elaboration of wine in a different way.
On this guided tour of the Aquarium of San Sebastian, those who want so can see how wine is made and then taste it in an experience that lasts two hours, in which visitors can immerse themselves in the Cantabrian Sea.
The cellar Crusoe Treasure is located in an artificial reef in the Biscayne waters of Plentzia. Thanks to this environment, they can make several experiments with wine in order to do it better, as it was stated that sea is good for wine, providing it youth.
Their elaboration process is pioneer and different, always respecting the environment. While, as previously noted, in the reef where the cellar is installed there is a research team, part of the University of the Basque Country, who are still studying the species in this place.
The experience of entering these particular cellars is something unseen, and is very successful in San Sebastian. So much so that is also expected to attract tourists coming from around the world, driven by wine tourism, which is now reaching another dimension.
There is another similar experience in Girona, since in Tossa de Mar there are wooden chests submerged with bottles of cava, hidden by a cellar that already have experience in such activities. Visitors get explanations about the process and features provided by the ageing of wine under the sea. Then the instruction leads to a diving baptism to descend to the cellars.
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Château Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2012: a white wine from the Columbia Valley DO which blend contains chardonnay of 2012 and has a volume of alcohol of 13.5º.