Pla i Llevant (The Plain and Eastern Mallorca): The area covered by the Pla i Llevant Designation of Origin is one of Mallorca’s most traditional vine-growing and wine-producing areas, because vines have been grown here since the island’s domination by the Romans.
The Pla i Llevant DO was created in 1999. Nowadays, the Pla i Llevant DO Regulation has been adapted to the news rules and consequently has been approved by the General Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries on April (the 1st) 2005.
The Wines’ Characteristics
We should highlight that whites made with Chardonnay grapes have very clear tropical fruit aromas, together with lactic and vanilla overtones if they have been fermented in wood casks. The dry muscatels have flowery aromas, whilst the fresh-flavoured wines made with Prensal Blanco, Macabeo and Parellada grapes give off acidic fruit aromas. When wines are made with different combinations of these grape varieties, the result is a complex mixture of aromas with a fresh taste on the palate.
With the reds, the different types of grapes used lead to the production of highly interesting wines characterized by their intensity of colour and complex fruity aromas. In the mouth, mild tannins are evident together with a balanced level of acidity, both contributing towards a sensation of freshness.
Mallorca Pla i Llevant – Designation of Origin: Algaida, Ariany, Artà, Campos, Capdepera, Felanitx, Llucmajor, Manacor, Maria de la Salut, Montuïri, Muro, Petra, Porreres, Sant Joan, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Santa Margalida, Sineu, Vilafranca de Bonany.