Finca Sa Marjaleta
Finca Sa Marjaleta produces wines under the name Iamontanum, word derived from Iamona, the Roman name of Ciutadella de Menorca.
This vineyard is in the Sa Marjaleta estate, some 9 km south of the town of Ciutadella. The vines stand on a gentle south-facing slope that protects them from the strong north winds. In addition, the well-drained soils and the long hours of insolation guarantee that the grapes will mature well. The soils are calcareous, clayey-loam, stony and shallow. In all, the estate has 2 ha of vines (varieties Syrah, Tempranillo and Viognier) growing on espaliers.
To create room for the bodega the estate’s former dairy – once used to produce cheese – has been refurbished. The first vines were planted in 2006 and the first wine was produced with the grapes from the first harvest in 2009. This wine was first commercialized in 2010 and the estate currently produces around 4,000 bottles annually, which are sold locally. In coming years, it its hoped to double the estate’s production. Visits can be arranged by phoning 971 38 57 37.
Finca Sa Marjaleta produces three wines from grapes grown only on the estate under the name Iamontanum, a derivation of the Roman name Iamona for the town of Ciutadella that referred to the wines that were produced there.
• iamontanum blanc: A young white with four months of crianza sur lie, made from Viognier grapes.
• iamontanum negre criança: A red crianza aged for 12 months in barrels of American oak, made from Syrah grapes.
• iamontanum negre roure: A young red, aged for six months in barrels of American oak, made from Tempranillo grapes.
How to get there
Sa Marjaleta is 9 km south of Ciutadella. From the town, take the road to Sant Joan de Missa. At this small church, turn right towards Cala en Turqueta and the vineyards are on your right after 4 km.
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