Current project Pollensa, Mallorca
This is a project of 200 Malvasia and 300 Pinot Noir vines on two terraces in Pollensa. This microvineyard has a cultivated area of approximately 2000 square metres
Why a vineyard?
A micro vineyard is the perfect way to enjoy the ‘terroir’ of your villa so why not step out of your villa into your own boutique vineyard.
Whats involved? Well the first year involves planting ‘Inserjos’ or new vines of the grape variety of your choice which suit the soil and orientation of your plot. These are trained on canes and onto a trellis system 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.
It is generally agreed the quality of the wine 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
And then 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 2-5 kg of grapes per annum which would equate to 2-5 bottles of wine so a 200 vine micro vineyard could give a 400-2000 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.
A micro vineyard construction project of planting 200 vines including the cultivation of the land and installing trellis and micro drip irrigation starts from 9000 euro.
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