The Wines from Mesquida Mora
Sincronia Blanc is composed of prensal, chardonnay, and giró ros, which are hand-harvested and fermented separately. After blending, Sincronia Blanc rests for four months in stainless steel on the lees. Prensal is made with a few days of skin contact, as it is a very delicate variety. The resulting wine radiates the light and spirit of Mallorca. Bright, aromatic, and elegantly textured, remaining both fresh and substantive at the same time, owing to the incredible provenance of the vines.
Sincronia Negre is a blend of hand-harvested callet, mantonegro, syrah, and merlot. All of the varieties undergo separate fermentations in stainless steel before blending and resting in two and three-year-old oak barrels of various sizes for six months. Sincronia Negre combines both freshness and power, with Mediterranean garrigue aromatics and a core of mouth-watering fruit destined to pair incredibly well with any food. This is the wine you want at any table and a great introduction to the soul of Mallorca.
Acrollam Blanc is “Mallorca” in reverse, because Mesquida Mora likes to work their own way, often “the other way round” from what is customary, escaping from the established status quo. Produced from hand-picked, old-vine, indigenous varieties prensal and giró ros, which see a few days maceration on the skins before separate fermentation and blending. The Acrollam Blanc label shows a woman who is searching for her identity and femininity, prepared to plunge into the sea. She is open to new adventures and the changes that may come, without fear of the waves of the storm. It represents her passion for life and feeling caressed by the salty texture of our sea. The label also carries a mandala formed by concentric figures which suggest the search for perfection, while the perimeter of the circle evokes the return to the cycles of nature. Acrollam Blanc is exceptionally complex, inviting, and superbly textured; the result is one of the top expressions of white wine Mallorca has to offer.
Trispol (”floor” in Mallorquìn) is a blend of 70% callet and mantonegro with some syrah and cabernet sauvignon from old-vines in her parent’s original Son Porquer vineyard. Trispol is a structured and earthy wine, offering the base notes of the winery. After separate fermentations, the cabernet is aged in new French and American oak for one year, while the other grapes rest in old 5,000L barrels, with the blending being done at the end. The label depicts the tiles Bàrbara walked on throughout her childhood in the house of her maternal grandparents, Can Verdera in Porreres. Like all of the special cuvées of the artisanal Mesquida Mora project, Trispol is produced in extremely small quantities.
Sòtil, (“ceiling” in Mallorquìn) is a haunting, ethereal wine, the pure essence of the native callet grape variety. Specifically, Sòtil is the surface that separates two floors of a building and the space over which the roof tiles are laid. Bàrbara says that Sòtil also represents the sky, lightness, and one’s own way of referring to the cosmos. The label shows the blue sky of the Mediterranean, with a few clouds that try to hide the sun, because nothing ever has one single color. The central molding recalls the mandala of Acrollam. The grapes for Sòtil Negre are selected from her old callet vines in Felanitx on cal vermell (red clay) and from the 70-year-old d’Es Pou de Sa Carrera vineyard in Porreres. The fruit is mostly destemmed with 10% of uncrushed whole clusters retained. Sòtil is allowed to spontaneously ferment in open-top 500-liter oak barrels with 20-day skin maceration and no temperature controls. It is then aged in a combination of barriques, amphorae, and stainless steel tanks, where it remains undisturbed until bottling. Sòtil is haunting, gorgeous, and delicately textured, confirming its status as one of the premier Mallorcan callet wines. When it is available, it is offered in very limited quantities.
We are honored to represent the wines of Mesquida Mora in the US and follow this incredibly exciting, personal story into the next decade of development for the rebirth of Mallorcan wine. The wines of Bàrbara Mesquida Mora have something important to say, and we are listening.