In addition to optimising space, this enhancement has eased the mobility of the oak barrels. It is now possible to access and handle each one independently, which greatly simplifies the work in the cellar. No longer must all the containers be unstacked in order to get to one individual barrel. Individual rollers for each container enable it to be rotated so that lees stirring can take place without oxygen getting in.
This innovative system also allows for the racking, washing and refilling of each barrel without having to move it. The entire system is built of easily cleaned round tubes.
Another important improvement was the complete temperature and humidity control of the Barrel Cellar through the installation of an integrated system of temperature control and interior air circulation. Using an inverter, this system can either warm or cool the cellar air to ensure a stable temperature of 16ºC. The cellar is also equipped with a sprinkler system to keep relative humidity high and constant, around 80%, throughout the year. This reduces any evaporation from the barrels and subsequent loss. The system even enables the filtration and renovation of the cellar air volume every day and a half in order to prevent the growth of mould and to maintain the correct temperature.