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Rotwein 2013 D.O. Pla i Llevant Callet "Gran Vinya Son Caules", Illes Balears, Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 25.20 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Callet
Registration number: #MG-L2ND204162

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 4 August, 2021
DO area on Mallorca; see under Balearic Islands.

Spain is a group of islands in the western Mediterranean Sea with a land area of over 5,000 km². The history of the Balearic Islands has always been strongly connected with the region of Catalonia, that is why Catalan is spoken there today (besides Castilian). Many places got Catalan names again after the Franco-rule from the middle of the 1970ies. The centre with Mallorca is located approximately 260 kilometres at the east of the Spanish mainland at the height of Valencia. The five main islands are Mallorca, Menorca, Cabrera, Ibiza and Formentera, as well as 146 uninhabited islands. Politically, the Balearic Islands are divided into the two provinces of...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

This red grape variety comes from the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain); according to a dialect, the name means "black". According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, it is the result of a probable natural cross between the Callet Cas Concos x Fogoneu varieties, which also come from Mallorca. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see Molecular Genetics). The late-ripening vine is resistant to drought and diseases in general, but susceptible to sour rot. It produces light red, rustic red wines with moderate acidity and alcohol content and an...

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