Appellations of Balearic Islands

Binissalem DO

Spain’s first island Denominación de Origen, Binissalem (Binissalem-Mallorca) was established in 1991 around the town from which it takes its name, northeast of Mallorca’s capital, Palma. The vineyards here enjoy a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summer days and mild winters, as well as an elevated position approximately three-hundred metres above sea level. One of the key features of Binissalem’s terroir is the lime-rich soils that retain water, making viticulture possible in such warm conditions. Manto Negro is the area’s emblematic grape and must constitute at least 50% of any red wines produced here.

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Plà i Llevant DO

Established in 2001, Plà i Llevant is a Denominación de Origen for wines on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Covering a large part of the island’s central plains and east coast, the appellation enjoys a maritime Mediterranean climate of warm summer sunshine and mild winters; vineyards are sheltered from cooler winds by the island’s high peaks acting as a barrier. Native and international varieties are amongst the permitted grapes here; for red wines, these include Callet, Manto Negro, Merlot and Tempranillo, for whites - Chardonnay, Macabeo and Moscatel.

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