About the Balearic Islands
Talk about a largely undiscovered grape growing region…the Balearics offer good values and some totally unique, high-quality varieties worth exploring. We have pulled our review of wines from this region (and under-appreciated) grape variety from our wine app (available for both iPhone and iPad).
While most of the wines from the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera; located off the east coast of Spain) are nothing to actively seek out, the distinctive, full-bodied manto nero grape variety is an exception to this rule and worth trying. We would recommend wines from the Mallorca’s Binissalem DO, specifically. If you are looking for a white, try the local prensal blanc grape which yields light, herbal white wines.
- Appellations (DOs): Binissalem and Pla i Llevant de Mallorca.
- Primary White grape: Prensal Blanc
- Primary Red grapes: Callet, Manto Negro
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