Wines & Cheese from The Balearic Islands

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The Balearic Islands are located to the east of the Iberian Peninsula in the western Mediterranean Sea.  Each of the four largest Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca – have land under vines, although the only island with a significant wine production is Mallorca. Prior to the dawn of phylloxera in Europe, Mallorca was famed for its sweet- now died out Malmsey wine, produced from the omnipresent Malvasia grape found across the Mediterranean.
Over the past 15 years great changes have occurred in the Mallorcan wine industry. International varieties that were once non-existent now appears with increasing rate across the island’s vineyards (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot) along with  most important  local varieties (Callet, Manto Negro, Fogoneu, and Moll) and some Inland´s original grapes  (Tempranillo and Monastrell ), are now the mainstay of production here. A new generation of winemakers is giving the wines of the island a new sense of terroir, resulting in genuine delicious good wines, pleasing the palate of today´s most inquisitive wine snobs.
Commonly, wines from Balearic Islands offer superb value, minerality and a rich, vibrant fruitiness; best red wines can be full-bodied, powerful and long lived.

  • Son Negre. Anima Negra Viticultors. VT Mallorca
  • Grimalt Caballero. 4 Kilos Vinícola. VT Mallorca
  • Gran Vinya San Caules. Vins Miquel Gelabert Pla i Llevant
  • Pagos de Maria. Masia Batle. Binissalem-Mallorca
  • AN. Anima Negra Viticultors. VT Mallorca
  • 4 Kilos. 4 Kilos Vinícola VT Mallorca
  • Totem. Totem Wines. VT Ibiza
  • Gallinas & Focas. 4 Kilos Vinícola VT Mallorca
  • Ribas de Cabrera. Bodegues Ribas. VT Mallorca
  • Cap de Barbaria. Bodegues Cap de Barbaria. VT Formentera
  • 12 Volts. 4 Kilos Vinícola. VT Mallorca
  • AN2. Anima Negra Viticultors VT Mallorca

 

Artisan Mahon Cheese: Aged Mahon Cow Milk´s Cheese is absolutely pleasant– slightly sharp, milky, and salty sea-kissed air cheese from Menorca. It is served sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, and tarragon. Pair with the Wines of the Region.

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