Project Description

Supernova Negre 2019

Supernova label

Supernova Negre 2019

Just 7,500 bottles were produced of Supernova Negre, Ca’n Verdura’s premier red wine from the indigenous red mantonegro grape grown in cal vermell soils, consisting of red, iron-rich clay and limestone with small and medium-sized galets. The flagship ​​Supernova ​red​ originates from the best plots of ​old-vine ​mantonegro from bush-trained vineyards planted in the 1950s in the surrounding villages of Binissalem, including the village of Santa Maria, which are considered the finest vineyards in the area. Grapes come from the Cas Pastor, Sa Bassa Blanca, and Plà de Buc ​plots, planted at 130 meters. This fragrant, Mediterranean red is medium-bodied, with notes of wild red berries, citrus, fresh herbs, and exotic spices, and the wine is made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling. Production is necessarily very limited, as every bottle in this garage winery is sold each vintage.​

Vintage – 2019 was an exceptional vintage for Mallorcan wine, producing well-balanced wines with lots of character. The absence of rain was a key factor resulting in remarkably healthy grapes. The summer was warmer than in 2018, similar to 2017, but without the heatwaves. Some rain in July and moderate summer temperatures paved the way for a healthy harvest with yields 20% below normal. Wines from this vintage are of exceptional quality and personality.

Vinification – After manual harvest in small boxes, alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Maceration lasts 20 to 25 days, depending on the parcel. The wine then ages for ten months in a combination of 500L, 2000L, and 3000L French oak barrels.

  • Site: Cas Pastor, Sa Bassa Blanca, and Plà de Buc at 130m

  • Grapes: Mantonegro

  • Vine Age: Vineyards planted beginning in 1958

  • Soil: Red clay and limestone

  • Farming: Practicing Organic

  • Vinification: Fermented with stainless steel tanks

  • Aging: Ten months in 500L French oak barrels and 2000L and 3000L foudres

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $34.00 (750ml)