Palma (Balearic Islands)

Palma (Balearic Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 37 ºC
Min. Winter temp. : 4 °C
Average rainfall: 450 mm annually

Illes Balears VdT

The vine-growing and wine-producing area covered by the Illes Balears regional wine indication encompasses all the islands that form the archipelago of the same name.

The islands' predominant wines are red Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Callet wines with a strong colour and surface, and red fruit aromas. They are full-bodied and strong, with abundant tannins. The single-variety Chardonnay and Muscat wines have a well-acknowledged reputation. The Chardonnays are characterized by their flowing aroma, with hints of tropical fruit, pineapple and banana. The Muscats are characterized by their floral aroma, with hints of jasmine and violets, and a balanced, fresh taste.

Regulatory Council

VdT Illes Balears
Quality Food Institute of the Balearic Islands (IQUA)
Reina de la Constança, 4
07006 Palma
Tel.: +34 971 176 666

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Quality Food Institute of the Balearic Islands (IQUA)

Area under vine
4.41 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
Sea level
Soil types
Limestone with red soils ("call vermell").
Principal grapes (w)
Chardonnay, Moscatel de Alejandria, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Moll, Parellada, Macabeo, Malvasia Aromática, Riesling, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.
Principal grapes (r)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Monastrell, Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Fogoneu, Callet, Manto Negro and Pinot Noir.
Production 2014
77.58 hl
Production 2015
79.42 hl
Production 2016
147.72 hl