The namesake Ca’n Verdura red is a vibrant entry into the range and a love letter to the Mallorcan landscape.
A blend of around 70% of mantonegro with callet, monastrell, and filled out by whatever is best each year, which in the current vintage is old vine cabernet. The impression is a Mediterranean thrill ride, crushable and food-friendly. Give it a slight chill, and it is perfect with grilled meats and vegetables.
Tomeu is known for his highly sought-after, flagship Supernova wines, including a red, white, and rosé version. Supernova white is made from the best vineyards of the native white grape locally called moll in Binissalem (a.k.a. prensal blanc). His Supernova Rosé and Supernova Negre are each selected from his best plots of indigenous mantonegro grapes. Production is necessarily very limited, as yields are extremely low, and every bottle in this garage winery is sold each vintage.
Produced in tiny quantities and highly allocated are his singular-expression wines, which he only produces when the conditions are right in each old vineyard. Each of these is an authentic unicorn for the lucky few: artistic expressions of the technicolor possibilities of the future Mallorca.
Ca’n Xicatlà is a wine which can lean towards white or orange in color, depending on the vintage, produced from 1ha of traditional en vaso (goblet) trained mantonegro cabellis vines planted in the 1950s near the village of Camí Vell de Muro.
Son Agulló is an ultra-elegant, limited red wine from a very old 0.7ha parcel of mantonegro called Plà de Buc, near the village of Santa Maria del Camí, in the Binissalem D.O. The parcel of 60-year-old indigenous mantonegro vines planted en vaso (goblet) are of high value due to their genetic diversity, resulting in complexity and site transparency.
Ca Ses Rosetes, which is the nickname of Tomeu’s mother’s side of the family, is a new white wine from a single 1.46ha vineyard of giró ros vines, located in the area of Son Borràs de Passatemps, outside the village of Santa Maria del Camí, Mallorca. Giró ros is one of the indigenous white varieties of Mallorca recovered at the beginning of the 21st century, which shows great promise and ability to improve in bottle. When the grape has optimal phenolic maturity, the skin has a pinkish or grey coloration. According to the researcher Pedro Balda, the giró ros grape is an ancestor of many of the red autochthonous varieties of Mallorca, including mantonegro, fogoneu, and callet, which are all related.
Only native yeasts are utilized for fermentation, and his vineyards are worked without chemical treatments. A key to practicing this type of agriculture is the Levante winds, which blow across Mallorca from northeast to southwest off the island of Menorca, cooling and aerating the vineyards, which are almost always windy.
In an old auto-garage in the center of the ancient Binissalem village, Tomeu has created a very nuanced, playful, cutting-edge project which shows his roots. Quick to crack a joke in the English he learned from Tony Soprano and with a pop-culture sensibility that leans towards David Bowie, Tomeu is the rebel we needed from an island where it is easy just to fit in and tune out.