Vins Ca’n Coleto

Since 2000 we launched our vineyard production using organic farming system.
We started planting a small plot of about 2000 m2. The intention was to continue making home wine.

The homemade wine was a very old Mallorcan tradition which consisted of making wine for their own consumption. Few families joined and doing work together, they elaborated the wine, and then it was distributed to each family.

The grapes came from their own vineyards or others ones. In this case they went to harvest and purchased the grapes.
The times were changing, vineyard became old, people were looking for easy money and the vineyard required a lot of work. Then the vines were being snatched and neglecting. We are talking about the seventies.
One of the villages which endured longer the vineyards was Felanitx and every year my family moved there to pick grapes and then elaborated our home made ​​wine.
But when we became to be part of the European Economic Community, pulling the vines was subsidized. Most people tore his vineyard, and we realized that it was getting harder find grapes to buy.
This explains why we planted vineyard in order to follow the family tradition. We decided to plant Monastrell because we wanted a wine for rapid consumption (young) and with good production.
The problems appeared quickly. We needed a tractor, some specific tools and a place to produce a wine with good condition, we also needed tanks, some machines …
Of course, with everything we needed, we could elaborate more wine almost without increasing the cost. So we decided to plant more vines.
We Selected the type of vine that gave good performance in Mallorca and that allow, in a short time, be able to produce quality wines.
So we planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, and to keep the varieties that formerly used to make wine in Mallorca, we also planted Callet, Manto Negro and Fogoneu.
And now we are here after all these years, with pride to show that the ecological system of cultivating the vine works. With the satisfaction of seeing that most of our wines are recognized with national and international awards. And above all, with the joy of seeing face to face how our wine is liked by the people who try it.
Our current planting is 2.5Ha and we elaborate all the wines from grapes from our vineyards.

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C/ Convent, 10. Petra
Tel: (+34) 658 879 488

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www.vinscancoleto.com

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