Binissalem is the heart region for wine from the island of Mallorca
Binissalem is a small municipality in the heart of the Mediterranean island. If the words Mallorca and wine fall in one sentence, the next begins with the name of the small, traditional wine-growing region guaranteed. Binissalem is the heart of wine from Mallorca. The area is a D.O. The name stands for "Denominación de Origen". It distinguishes products with Spanish origin. As D.O.P. ( Denominación de Origen Protegida) wines from Binissalem are protected in their origin. The high, fulfilled quality controls of the grape varieties are thus documented. Since 1988, these wines from Mallorca have carried the prestigious designation. Incidentally, the wine region from this small area is the first Spanish island region to be allowed to bear the designation. The bottles of wine are labelled with D.O. if at least 50% of the grape variety Manto Negro is present.
Mallorca red wine from Binissalem
Binissalem is a beautiful, natural and green region in Mallorca. The red grape varieties are protected from the stormy sea wind by the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. The grape varieties Manto Negro, Callet or some Tempranillo thrive here in high altitude vineyards. With characteristic fruity notes of blackberry or cherry and a well-balanced spiciness, the red wine exudes a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. Limestone provides the vine with the underground to develop a more intense colour. The rock also favours the acidity and alcohol content. A red wine from this part of Mallorca is certainly powerful. The optimum drinking temperature for a red from Binissalem is between 15 and 18ºC.
Autochthonous, red grape varieties from Mallorca
Mallorca has both white and red autochthonous grape varieties. More numerous are those that will later produce an enjoyable red wine. They are called:
- Manto Negro
Other varieties for red wine from Mallorca
There are other red grape varieties on the Mediterranean island. For the wine from Mallorca, for example, the winegrowers cultivate
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
The great wine region of Mallorca Plà i Llevant
Plà i Llevant is not quite as famous as the Binissalem wine region. But it is much larger in area. Part of Plà i Llevant is situated on the east coast of the Baleraren Island, where the water is light blue. The coast has sandy and rocky beaches. From here, the wine-growing area extends far into the island of Mallorca. In the extensive vineyards there are white and red vines. The Mallorca white wine is primarily made from Prensal Blanc. The white grape is autochthonous to Mallorca. For the fresh and spicy white wines, Prensal Blanc is often an integral part.
In the Plà i Llevant wine-growing region, red wine is made from various grape varieties. However, the most commonly used grape variety is the indigenous Fogoneu. The area near Felanitx produces many of the plump purple grapes. Fogoneu is subtly fruity and acidic. This is why the red grape variety is presented as a cuvée in combination with Callet and Manto Negro. Plà i Llevant, like Binissalem, is a protected designation of origin and provides all connoisseurs with tasty quality wine.
Wine growing region Mallorca
Mallorca is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean. Nearly 900,000 inhabitants live on it. The capital is called Palma. The small municipality of Binissalem in the heart of the island is the figurehead of Mallorcan wine. Moreover, Binissalem wine is labelled and protected as D.O. Red wine from Mallorca is popular, well-known and is cultivated there to a large extent. The sun shines on Mallorca several hours a day all year round. Rainfall is low and hardly noticeable in the summer months.
Interesting facts about wine from Mallorca
Where do the wine routes in Mallorca go?
There are several wine routes in Mallorca. Between Inca, Binissalem, Santa Maria del Camí and last but not least Santa Eugenia there are very beautiful and entertaining tours. The wineries are happy to be visited and offer their Mallorca wine for tasting.
What are real autochthonous white grape varieties in Mallorca?
In Mallorca there are two autochthonous white grape varieties that make a wonderfully fresh white wine. Giró Ros and the more common Prensal Blanc (also known as Moll).
What is the total area under vines in Mallorca?
The total area under vines in Mallorca is around 2,400 hectares. The Mediterranean island's winegrowers are therefore much more interested in quality than quantity.
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