Wines and Wineries of the Pla i Llevant Designation of Origin
Discover towns with a long history of winemaking, visiting the best wineries and savouring their best wines.
With 450 hectares of vineyards spread across 18 municipal areas in Mallorca,this Designation of Origin includesexcellent red, white and rosé wines. These localities havea history of winemaking that in some cases dates back to the time of Roman rule. Throughout the island’s central and eastern territory, there are wineries where you can taste the best wines in their place of production and enjoy a feast for the senses.
Algaida, Artà, Felanitx, Manacor and Sineu are all villages with a long-lasting relationship with wine - an essential ingredient in popular festivities and family celebrations. Thirteen wineries and nearly seventy wine-growers produce wines underthe PlaiLlevant DO - red, white, rosé, sparkling, fortified and semi-sparkling wine.
The vines grow practically at sea level in a distinctively Mediterranean landscape, where they benefit from the gentle sea breezes. Production of these wines uses local white varieties such as Premsal Blanc and Giró Ros, and the red varieties Callet, Manto Negro, Fogoneu and Gorgollassa.
Vines have been cultivated in this area since the time of Roman rule. But the golden age for local wine was the 19th century, when the Great French Wine Blight decimated production in France, and wine had to be imported from Spain and Italy. Unfortunately, the phylloxera aphid behind the Blight found its way to Mallorca, causing most vines to perish. Today, the sector has again reached a crucial point, where new vineyards have been planted, new varieties and improved cultivation techniques have been introduced and significant investments in technology have been made, all of which enable increased production and better quality wines.
You can find PlaiLlevant DO wines in Mallorca’s best shops, bars and restaurants. As well as a perfect accompaniment to a good meal, you can drink it as an aperitif, together with tapas made from local olives. When taking a trip around the island, don’t forget to include a stop at one of the wineries of this DO, where you can taste wines and visit the facilities to see the complete wine-making process from soil to glass.
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Winery Vins Can Majoral (Algaida, mallorca)
Denominación de Origen Pla i Llevant - Vino de la Tierra Mallorca
Winery Armero i Adrover (Felanitx, mallorca)
Denominación de origen Pla i Llevant - Vino de la Tierra Mallorca