A dark, brooding wine with concentrated ripe fruit, toast, smoke and spice notes from the oak. The palate is complex with layers of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and plum jam. There is a core of deep, dark fruit enveloped in grainy oak which gives the wine structure structure and great length and ageing potential
Mallorca’s second largest producer, Macia Batle is also responsible for some of the island’s most interesting and rewarding wines. 50 hectares of estate vineyards cover the bulk of requirements, mainly in the Binissalem DO and from local varieties supplemented by a little Cabernet and Chardonnay. The staple variety is Manto Negro, generally used for ripe, gently spicy reds for drinking young and which adapts itself well to ripe, full flavoured rosados. Good sites and old vines can yield wines of real substance and individuality with ‘wild’ berry fruit characters, smoky undertones and a structured finish, almost more Italian in style than Spanish.