Mallorcan wine varieties

The 5 main Mallorcan wine varieties 

Mallorca is known for its wine production, and there are several grape varieties cultivated on the island. Here are five main grape varieties from Mallorca and a general overview of how to make wine using them:

Manto Negro varietie:

Manto Negro is the most widely planted red grape variety in Mallorca. It is known for producing rich and full-bodied red wines with deep color and flavors of red fruits, spices, and a hint of Mediterranean herbs. These wines often have a good structure and can age well.

Callet varietie:

Callet is another indigenous red grape variety of Mallorca, and it plays a significant role in the island's winemaking. Wines made from Callet grapes are typically medium-bodied with aromas of red berries, floral notes, and a touch of minerality. They exhibit a good balance of acidity and tannins, making them versatile and food-friendly.

Prensal Blanc varietie (also known as Moll):

Prensal Blanc is the primary white grape variety of Mallorca. It is known for producing crisp, aromatic, and refreshing white wines with notes of citrus, green apple, and a subtle herbal character. These wines are often enjoyed young and make a perfect choice for warm summer days.

Giró Ros:

Giró Ros is an indigenous grape variety used in the production of rosé wines in Mallorca. These wines exhibit a beautiful pink color, delicate aromas of red fruits, and a crisp, refreshing palate. Mallorcan rosés made from Giró Ros are perfect for leisurely sipping and pair well with a wide range of dishes.

Muscat of Alexandria (also known as Moscatell):

Muscat of Alexandria is a white grape variety that thrives in Mallorca's climate. It is used to produce aromatic and sweet wines with intense floral aromas, notes of ripe fruits like apricot and peach, and a hint of citrus. These dessert wines are often enjoyed as a delightful end to a meal or paired with desserts.

These five principal grape varieties of Mallorca showcase the island's unique terroir and contribute to the distinctiveness and diversity of its wines.

Whether you prefer reds, whites, or rosés, exploring wines made from these varieties will give you a true taste of Mallorcan winemaking excellence.