Step out of your villa…
into a boutique vineyard of your favourite grape variety
Starting the journey
Planting 200 “inserjos” after cultivating the soil in a 1000 sq metre area.
Above -This is the same second year micro vineyard of 200 Malvasia vines in Pollensa. Below planting 300 Pinot Noir inserjos and trellis build on the upper terrace of 1200 sq metres.
Why a vineyard?
A micro vineyard is the perfect way to enjoy the ‘terroir’ of your villa. The first year involves planting ‘Inserjos’ of the grape variety of your choice which suit the soil and orientation of your plot. These are trained on canes and at a later stage a trellis system is designed and installed along with a drip irrigation system.
The first harvest is generally taken in the third autumn after planting. The quantity will increase while the vines mature until the yield plateaus when the vines are 7 to 10 years old.
The commercial age of a vine is 25 to 30 years after which the productivity of the vines will drop away. It is generally agreed the quality improves and quantity increases as the vines mature, but there are examples of exceptional wines being made from fairly young vines if the site and vintage conditions are ideal.
For sparkling wine it’s likely to be a further 3 years at least before a finished bottle of wine is released – so minimum of 6 years between planting and producing a bottle of wine. The Malvasia grape grown in Mallorca since medieval times lends itself to blends for sparkling wine.
And once you’ve sorted the actual planting of the vines and the growing and harvesting of the grapes, you’re then into the welcome decision of whether to make the wine yourself- or alternatively to take the harvest to a local co-operative.
Rather than an investment in a large scale vineyard, requiring hectares of land, you can enjoy your own boutique vineyard on a smaller scale by installing a microvineyard from 200 vines upwards.
For a project of 1000 square metres a micro vineyard of 200 vines can be achieved by planting vines in rows spaced more closely and a lower trellis system to keep the canopy lower to ensure sun to each row.
Each vine on maturity can give approximately 2kg of grapes per annum which would equate to 2 bottles of wine so a 200 vine micro vineyard could give a 400 bottle vintage,
Starting your own micro vineyard, can bring rewards difficult to measure in financial terms, as the feeling of accomplishment in bringing new life to a “terroir” is inspirational, therapeutic and satisfying. Enjoying your own wine from your terrace with views of rows of flourishing vines in the evening sun.
A micro vineyard is the perfect investment for a villa with a land area of over 2000 square metres.
In addition to the satisfaction of the ‘vigneron’ there is the added value a micro vineyard brings to the property – the premium of the perfect scene of sun soaked villa and vineyard.
Let us install your micro vineyard in Mallorca
A micro vineyard construction project of planting 200 vines including the cultivation of the land and installing trellis starts from 9000 euro.
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