Ca'n Verdura Viticultors - Negre 2020
Ca'n Verdura is a micro-winery founded by Mallorcan native Tomeu Llabrés in a former auto garage in 2012 in the Binissalem denomination, located in the north-central portion of Mallorca. Tomeu has focused his energy and attention on the ancient indigenous varietal Mantonegro, producing stunning wines. After receiving his degree in oenology in Tarragona, Tomeu gained experience with Alvaro Palacios in Priorat before returning to Mallorca where he worked at three of the larger estates on the island. Tomeu sources grapes from old-vine vineyards trained in the traditional en vaso (goblet) system in cal vermell, red clay soil with limestone, and small to medium-sized galets.
The Ca'n Verdura Negra is a blend of 70% Mantonegro with the balance a mix of Callet, Monastrel, Merlot and Syrah. After manual harvest, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged for six months; half in tank, the other half in 225 and 500 liter French oak barrels. Mid ruby in the glass with vibrant aromas of wild red berries, fresh citrus, herbs and spices. On the palate, the wine is fresh and energetic with a lively acidity and fine, burnished texture. Perfect with a Mallorcan frito, roast pig or plate of cured meats.