Certified Spanish Wine-growing districtsDO Binissalem
Spanish Wines and other Spanish products often carry the labeling DO or DOP (Denominación de Origen). It is a designation of origin, which stands for a quality and origin guarantee, since wines have to pass strict quality controls to get this label. The Bodega Biniagual is DO classified, and is part of DO Binissalem, the first DO of Mallorca.
Das WeinanbaugebietThe Wine-growing district Binissalem on Mallorca
Because of the protected designation of origin DO, the quality of our wine is guaranteed. For this purpose, there are for example regular checks of our wine fields and of the pressing process in our bodega. But also it ensures, that the wine was produced with autochthonous grape verities, which originate form the DO region, and does not contain grapes bought form elsewhere.
The allowed grape varieties within the wine-growing district of the DO Binissalem are:
- Red wine varieties: Manto Negro, Callet Tempranillo, Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Gorgollassa
- White wine varieties: Moll or Prensal Blanc, Parellada, Macabeo, Muscat d'Alexandrie, yellow Muskateller, Chardonnay and Giró Ros
In Binigual we even go the extra mile by only pressing our wine from grapes, which we cultivate on our own estate. We especially rely on autochtonous grape varieties that are only native to the island of Mallorca, like Mato Negro and Prensal Blanc. That is how all of our wines distinguish themselves through a distinctive mallorcan character.
Furthermore, the DO also specifies the ratios of grape varieties for red, rosé and white wines. For red wines the ratio has to be at least 30 percent Manto Negro and at most 30 percent Gorgollassa. White wines have to contain a minimum of 50 percent Moll or Moscatel, while rosé wines are produced with a maximum of 30 percent Gorgollassa grapes.
The wines of the DO Binissalem are in particular characterized by the Mediterranean fruit aromas. These are accompanied by the nuances and aromas of the autochthonous grapes and the terroir, which make them so extraordinary and unique.
The meaning of theDO Certificate
The designation of origin is important, because the quality and properties of our wines are determined both by geographical conditions and by human influences during the production progress. The certificate enables us to produce unique wines and to guarantee high quality standards. The protected designation of origin DO Binissalem was recognized in 1990, but the first protection entry dates back to 1973. Since then, DO Binissalem has been using local grape varieties, thereby enabling the production of unique Mallorcan wines with the highest quality standards. The DO Binissalem is comparatively small in terms of area and production, but excellent in the production of unparalleled and exceptional character.