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Discovering the red wines of the Balearic Islands


Spain has the luck that all regions count with remarkable wines. Their flavor, aroma and properties make them unique and therefore, it’s vital to discover day by day new acquisitions which we can test.

In the Balearic Islands, we find special Denominations of Origin which enhance their wines and are becoming increasingly known. Today we will focus on analyzing its red wines, with color and body, ideal for any occasion, such as dinners during this fall season.

The process of elaboration of red wine on the islands is performed with the called ?despalillado?, where the solid parts of the grape are separated in order to obtain pure flavors in the maceration of the red grape must.

The red wines of the DO Binissalem are plentiful, really the star of this famous denomination. Some even are listed under the category “crianza”, being more tasty and high quality. We recommend them for all types of meat, such as poultry and beef.

In Mallorca, depending on the climate, red wines are made from native varieties such as Manto Negro, Callet and Fogoneu. But others are also used, such as Tempranillo, Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon… The result is quality wines and various fruity notes.

Other remarkable red wines in the Balearic Islands correspond to the Wine VT Formentera. They bring a unique flavor of ripe fruit, which is perfect with foie, Mahon cheese and stronger main courses, such as casseroles, preferred at this time of year.

The Vino de la Tierra Ibiza thrives from the red grape varieties Monastrell, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. In this case, the wines are cherry colored, very bright and with some spice flavors, offering a remarkable taste that you can not miss.