There’s no dubt about the quality of many of the wines produced in Menorca. Treat yourself to a taste of Menorca with a glass of wine from island’s geographical denomination “Vi de la Terra Illa de Menorca”.
In 1231 the Moors that occupied the island presented King James I with a gift of Menorcan wine. Subsequently, the need to provide for the British ships that stocked up with supplies in the port of Maó during the British domination of Menorca in the nineteenth century led to an increase in wine production and at its height the island boasted 1,500 ha of vineyards. Once Menorca returned to Spanish hands and with the advent of the Phylloxera crisis wine production decreased gradually until by the 1980s wine was only produced for home consumption.
Nevertheless, since reaching this low point, new projects have sprung up and born fruit, and in 2002 a geographical denomination “Vi de la Terra Illa de Menorca” was awarded to the island’s wines. The typical Menorcan wine is red, made from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It is brilliant cherry in colour, with bouquets of red fruit and spices. To the taste, it is well rounded, mid-range, well structured and balanced. White wine is also produced, but only from Chardonnay and Malvasia grapes. Give yourself a treat and try a glass. You won’t regret it!
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This vineyard is located in the Binitord estate, 6 km south of the town of Ciutadella. Integrated ecological agriculture is practiced in the vineyard...
The Binifadet bodega produces more wine than any other in Menorca, its production totalling around 55,000 bottles annually. Its wines are mainly sold locally, although a small part is exported.
Bodegas Menorquinas was the first winery began producing wine under the geographical denomination Vi de la terra Illa de Menorca. Under the name of Muntpalau Ferrer, the 6 Bodegas Menorquinas wines are made...
Situated on the Cugullonet Nou estate in Sant Climent (Maó) in the south-east of the island. Two hectares of vines. Include the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay
This vineyard lies within the estate of Sant Patrici, very near the town of Ferreries. Its soils, situated at 100 m above sea-level, are watered by a local stream and are calcareous-clayey in nature.
Sa Marjaleta produces wines under the name Iamontanum, Iamona derivation (the Roman name of Ciutadella), referring to the origin of their wines.