Cap de Barbaria (95 Peñín pts.) and OPHIUSA (90 Peñín pts.),
wines from the island of Formentera
Cap de Barbaria is a red wine product of an assembly, first two very common varieties on the island of Formentera and the MONASTRELL Fogoneu and the other two classic and spread throughout the world and MERLOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON.
The land where this wine is born consists of two parcels, the principal of a hectare, compared to the old farm house, restored and converted into a hotel, where in December 1999 stood 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, with 140 foot American Ruggieri and high density planting 5,500 vines / ha., and the second plot of just over an acre with an old vine Monastrell 40-50 years and Fogoneu, free standing , which gives a special character and a special personality to the wine Cap de Barbaria.
The high density planting reduces the production of grapes per vine but improves its quality.