The terraced vineyards of Bodega Ca’n Pico on the edge of Banyalbufar are among the highlights of the island, enchanting the visitor. Already on the journey to the village, the mansion is easy to find with its arcades. It is perched on a ledge with a picturesque postcard backdrop. An entrepreneur from Palma had bought Ca´n Pico some years ago to create a gem out of a dilapidated building and overgrown gardens. On the terraced vineyards, the famous white Malvasia grapes grow. Right on the seafront, they enjoy the best climate.
Powerful sunlight and fresh breezes always give the wine its full-bodied, very fine taste. Only half an acre of land is cultivated here. However, under certain circumstances, just 5,000 litres are produced from the vines – only in good years. This capacity seems to describe a “micro-winery”. But it is simply the smallest and the most exclusive bodega in Mallorca.
During our visit we were able to sample not only the two white wines, but were also invited to a small barrel sample. An oenologist skilfully tapped Malvasia with a bamboo stick – in the style of Jerez wine – which inspired us. Commercial sales are still not defined. His Mallorcan merchant “doesn´t have customers for this”, he was told. Anyway, we should appreciate discovering this gem in a wine shop…
Adorable yellow reflections in the glass! The complex bouquet has fantastic flavours of peach, pineapple, and honey. The maturation in the wooden barrel brings out light buttery aromas. Light acidity refines the wine. It finishes fresh and balanced.
100% Malvasia grape flavour with a ‘piece of earth’ of the Tramuntana.
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