Red wine: Vi negre Finca Son Bordils 2009

sonbordils-wineIf you like wine, there are quite a few vineyards in Mallorca.  I haven’t yet had the chance to visit any but nonetheless sample their wares.  This red wine (vi negre in Mallorquin) is from Finca Son Bordils in Inca (founded in 1433) and one of my regular tipples that I would call a rich chocolately combination of Merlot, Caberbet Sauvignon, Manto Negro and Syrah. For you wine connoisseurs here is a link to their site.

Sixty percent of the wine produced in Mallorca is consumed on the island and Manto Negro is a grape exclusive to Mallorca.  According to Food and Wine of the “2,500 hectares of vineyards on the island almost all of are located in two DOs, or denominations of origin: Binissalem and Pla i Llevant. Binissalem is in the center of the island, while Pla i Llevant occupies the eastern side. Some of the best wines, however, opt out of the DO system and are simply designated viña de la tierra.”  Son Bordils is classified as just that, a ‘Vi De La Terra Mallorca’, similar to the French ‘vins de pays’.  Cheers!