Wine lovers in Mallorca will normally turn to vinos from Binnissalem, or possibly Santa Maria del Camí or Consell. Some aficionados may seek their pleasures from bodegas in Petra or Porreres or Felanitx. But wine from Manacor? Most people don’t even know that wine is being made in Manacor.
Well, let me tell you that you are missing out if you continue to ignore Manacor and its bodegas. Vins Toni Gelabert offer some excellent wines, including a Pinot Noir and some other first class tintos. Vinyes Son Sureda Ric produce a hand full of quality red wines applying ecological standards. Bodegues Pere Seda have successfully been in the business of making wines in Manacor for five generations by now. Vins Miquel Gelabert produce carefully elaborated wines including a multiple award-winning Chardonnay. And finally, the German owned Ses Talaioles is a relative newcomer producing only two red wines but of exquisite flavour and full body. Last Saturday, these bodegas participated in the 1er Tast comentat de Vins de Manacor, organised by the Confraria de Tastavins. You could wait until next year and go to the Segon Tast comentat, or go to a wine merchant any time soon and taste a drop or two of nectar from Manacor. You won’t be disappointed, that I can promise.
The photo was taken in Manacor, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: May 29th, 2010. The time was 17:29:50.