Balearic wines shine with their unique features at TASTE SPAIN 2022 in Zurich

Mar 16, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Balearic wines, which took part in the TASTE SPAIN 2022 fair held at the Zurich Congress Centre in Switzerland, were showcased at the seminar organised by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, through the Agricultural and Fisheries Improvement Services (SEMILLA) and the Directorate-General for Food Sovereignty Policies. TASTE SPAIN is organised by ICEX (Spain Exports and Investments) and brings together Spanish exporters of premium food and beverages and the main Swiss importers and distributors in the same space.

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The seminar, given by the journalist and taster David Schwarzwälder, focused on analysing the singularities of the 9 wines chosen for the occasion. They are wines from the Binissalem Denomination of Origin (DO), the Pla i Llevant DO, and the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Vi de la terra de Mallorca and Vi de la terra de Eivissa.

Schwarzwälder emphasised the quality and variety of the island’s wines, highlighting the singularity of the local varieties that make them unique. In his opinion, he stressed that the wines of the Balearic Islands “exude and reflect the Mediterranean character”. At the same time, he remarked that the Balearic Islands are increasingly consolidating themselves as a diversified destination, with increasingly powerful gastronomy and wine culture. Schawarzwälder also emphasised the value of the area of vineyards in the Balearic Islands that are either organic or undergoing conversion.

The aim of this activity has been to consolidate the export market for Balearic wines to Switzerland as well as to promote the wines of the islands to third countries. Switzerland currently accounts for 80% of wine exports to third countries.

Specifically, the wineries and wines that have been protagonists in the seminar organised by the Regional Ministry have been: from the DO Pla i Llevant, the wineries Miquel Oliver with the wine ‘QBQ’20’, Finca Es Fangar with ‘Fangar Elements’ and Bodegas Bordoy with ‘Marès 2018’. From Vi de la Terra de Mallorca, the wineries Butxet Viticultors with the wine ‘Son Claret’, Dalt Turó with ‘Dalt Turó Granat 2018’ and Es Verger with ‘Els Rojals’ from 2016. From the Binissalem DO, the wineries José Luis Ferrer with ‘Veritas Vinyes Velles’ and Vinos Ca Sa Padrina with ‘Gran Padrina 2020’. Finally, from the IGP Vi de la Terra de Eivissa, the Bodega Can Rich de Eivissa.