Illes Balears

For years the Balearic Islands were ignored by Spain’s growing band of sophisticated wine fanatics. Today a handful of inspired wine producers on Mallorca is making waves with the quality of their intense, sensitively-oaked reds, often but not always based on the local Manto Negro grape. Anima Negra is one of the most talked-about wines to qualify for the Plà i Llevant DO, while Binissalem in the centre of the island also produces creditable wines.

In a nutshell

Rich reds from indigenous varieties.