Cap de Barbaria is a red wine produced from a blend of two varieties that are widespread on the island of Formentera, MONASTRELL and FOGONEU, and two more classic varieties that are widely grown around the world, CABERNET SAUVIGNON and MERLOT.
The land where this wine is born consists of two plots: the main one, one hectare in size, facing the old house on the estate, which has been restored and converted into a hotel. In December 1999, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot were planted with American rootstock 140 Ruggieri and high planting density of 5,500 vines/ha. The second plot is just over half a hectare with an old vineyard of about 40-50 years of Monastrell and Fogoneu, on frank rootstock, which gives Cap de Barbaria a particular character and a special personality. The high planting density reduces grape production per vine but improves its quality.
Awards and Distinctions
95 points in the Peñin Guide.