Project Description

Mesquida Mora Acrollam Blanc 2019

Acrollam Blanc bottle
Acrollam Blanc label

Mesquida Mora Acrollam Blanc 2019

Acrollam is a limited, top cuvée produced from white grape varieties indigenous to Mallorca by Bàrbara Mesquida Mora. The name Acrollam is “Mallorca” in reverse; Bàrbara likes to follow her own path, often “the other way around” from what is customary, escaping the established canons. Acrollam Blanc is produced from hand-picked, old-vine, indigenous varieties prensal blanc and giró ros.

The label depicts a woman searching for her identity; femininity is prepared to plunge into the sea. It also carries a mandala formed by concentric figures that suggest the search for inner perfection. The perimeter of the circle evokes the return to the cycles of nature, like the vine itself.

Acrollam Blanc is a serious, textural, white wine with aromas of fresh plants, herbs, and spices, with moderate alcohol and a medium-bodied palate that is tasty with a salty twist, dry and long. It is a white wine produced with low-intervention, in limited quantities, built to improve with time in bottle; the result is one of the highest expressions of white wine Mallorca has to offer.

Vintage – 2019 was an outstanding vintage for Mallorca. Overall the year was even and warm with a lack of rain until July, moderate summer temperatures without heat spikes paved the way for a healthy harvest with a yield loss of 20%. It was a good year for biodynamics, very little copper was used in the vineyard. Being a great advocate of fresh wines, Bàrbara started picking her white varieties on August 7 to preserve the fruit’s citrus notes. 

Vinification – Acrollam Blanc is produced from hand-picked, old-vine indigenous varieties prensal blanc and giró ros. The prensal is macerated for a few days before fermentation, while the giró ros is directly pressed. The wines are fermented separately with indigenous yeasts, then blended and aged on the lees for four months in stainless steel tanks. It is bottled without added sulfur.

  • Site: Porreres

  • Grapes: 62% Prensal, 38% Giró Ros

  • Vine Age: 60 years

  • Soil: Calcareous clay, limestone, and red clay

  • Farming: Organic and Biodynamic

  • Vinification: Fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel

  • Aging: Four months on the lees in stainless steel

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $42.00