Balearic Islands

Vi de la terra Illes Balears
It seems that the Romans introduced the cultivation of the vineyard and the elaboration of wines in the Balearic Islands.

Despite the Muslim conquest of the islands and Koranic prohibitions, this crop was maintained. From the conquest of the island by James I in 1229 and during the medieval period, this crop would continue to work. The maximum extension of the vineyard arrives in 1890 with 30,000 hectares of vines. However, phylloxera destroys everything, and this extension of cultivation will never be achieved again.
All bottles with the geographical indication “Wine of the land Balearic Islands “must go first with an official control number assigned by the Institute of Agri-Food Quality (IQUA) of the Government of the Balearic Islands, which corresponds to the control and certification of the” Wine of the land Balearic Islands “.
Wine characteristics
Red wines predominate like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Callet. They are wines with a lot of color and layer. The aromatic phase is characterized by the presence of red fruits. They are full-bodied wines, powerful, rich in tannins and suitable for aging. The monovarietal white wines of chardonnay and muscatel are of recognized fame. Chardonnay wines are characterized by their aromatic flow, with notes of tropical fruits, pineapple and banana, and in the mouth they are fresh, wide and full-bodied, with a long and persistent finish. Also worth mentioning are the “muscats”, which are characterized by the floral aroma, with notes of jasmine and violet, and in the mouth are balanced and fresh.
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Monestrell, Tempranillo, Fogoneu, Callet, Manto Negre, Pinot Noir.

White: Chardonnay, Moscatel d’Alexandria, Moscatel de gra menut, Moll, Parellada, Macabeo, Malvasia, Riesling, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc.

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