Wines produced entirely in Mallorca are given geographical indications to help you identify them. You can find them while enjoying the scenery of the winegrowing areas, with vineyards planted alongside the sea on the rugged coast of the Serra de Tramuntana and in the peaceful landscapes of the inland plain. Whites, reds and rosés produced according to specific blends created by expert winemakers.
The geographical indication Vi de la Terra Mallorca identifies the wines made entirely with grapes grown on the island and bottled within this winegrowing area. The winegrowers use red grape varieties including Callet, Manto Negro and Fogoneu, and whites such as Prensal, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Malvasía.
These are clean-tasting wines with the characteristic aromas of the grape varieties from which they are made. The whitesare aromatic and pale yellow to golden, with fruity or floral aromas. The rosés, ranging from pale pink to light orange, are bright and clear. The redshave a big aroma, are rich in tannins and are well-rounded and full-bodied on the palate.
Another of Mallorca’s geographical indications is Vi de la Terra Serra de Tramuntana-Costa Nord, produced in the island’s more rugged territory between Andratx and Pollença. One of the truly outstanding wines is Malvasía, a dry white produced from the grape variety of the same name. Malvasía vines are grown on terraces beside the sea, gently caressed by the sea breeze and enveloped in the saline atmosphere. They create an impressive landscape, unique to the island, especially when seen from the coastline of Estellencs or Banyalbufar, where you can also find excellent restaurants serving Malvasía alongside traditional cuisine.
The red wines of the Serra are usually made with a single variety of grapes from noble strains such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These wines have an intense colour, with perfumed aromas reminiscent of plums and ripe cherries.
You can also find wines labelled Vi de la Terra Illes Balears, which are produced entirely in the Balearic Islands and include white varieties such as Chardonnay, Viognier and Parellada, as well asreds such as Tempranillo, Fogoneu and Pinot Noir.
Mallorca’s relationship with wine dates back to Roman times, when vines were first introduced and cultivated. With the passing of the centuries, winemaking thrived and became an important economic activity. After the phylloxera blight at the end of the 19th century, which killed off the industry, wine production finally began to recover in the 1990s, thanks to winemakers’ efforts to improve quality and innovate. Today, our local wines have a distinct personality, gaining recognition in numerous national and international competitions.