Mallorca, Spain

  When seeking a producer from Mallorca, Jorge Perez, T. Edwards Iberian Portfolio Director, found Francesc Grimalt of 4Kilos Wines, an organic farmer and vintner with serious street cred on the island of Mallorca. True to the place from which he comes, Francesc farms and vinifies with deep respect for the terroir that his grapes exemplify. With a desire to extend his gifts to the social realm, Francesc joined forces with Amadip Esment, an organization in Palmanova that supports the social integration of intellectually challenged individuals. A blend of 70% Manto Negro and 30% Syrah, ‘Gallinas y Focas’ is the fruit of collaboration between 4Kilos Wines and Amadip Esment. Established in 2004 to improve upon the lives and opportunities of its members, Amadip Esment supports and assists its members with job placement, social housing, and apprenticeships, while encouraging theirfull participation in the winemaking process. For the production of Gallinas y Focas, 4Kilos Wines joined forces with three vineyards in the north of Mallorca, approximately 30K from Palma. With reddish ‘Call Vermell’ soils of clay loam that are abundant in ferric oxide and dotted with stones, the vines are gobelet trained, organically farmed and planted with natural vegetation coverage.  Shelftalker  Winery Website 
gallinasGallinas y Focas, Tierra de Mallorca
Earthy with notes of plum and wild dark berry fruit, Gallinas y Focas offers mouth warming spices with acidity that lifts the palate. Proceeds from sales of this wine benefit Amadip Esment, an organization in Palmanova that supports the social integration of intellectually challenged individuals. This is one wine that gifts the palate as it keeps giving.