VT Mallorca (Balearic Islands)
In 2006 Francesc Grimalt and Sergi Caballero founded the 4 Kilos winery. 4 Kilos is the colloquial way of saying 4 million pesetas, which was the initial investment made by Francesc and Sergi to launch the winery.
4 Kilos produces its wines in Felanitx, in the heart of the island of Mallorca. Here the climate is mild Mediterranean, with dry and warm summers and very little rainfall. They practice a rational agriculture that is highly environmentally-friendly, and with a minimum of intervention. They use the native vegetation cover, with a large microbiological population aimed at ensuring a good biodiversity in the vineyard.
With these conditions and Francesc’s extensive knowledge of the native varieties, they produce wines that have character and are highly authentic.
Tanuki Bob is a red wine made with Manto Negro and Syrah from vineyards located in clay-loam soils containing ferric oxide, known as "Call Vermell".
After the manual harvest with grapes selected in the vineyard itself, it is fermented in 4,000-litre fudres with native yeasts. After the fermentation, it is aged for 9 months in the fudres themselves and 9 months longer in stainless steel vats. Before coming to market, it is left to age in the bottle for 6 months.