Cabernet Sauvignon, the red wine grape par excellence worldwide, although the grapes themselves are very small and production is far below average, is highly rated and easy to grow thanks to its adaptability to different climates and soils. It provides a richly coloured wine with aromas of fruits of the forest and notable tannin content. However, in warm climates such as Formentera’s theses qualities are considerably tempered.
The Merlot variety, invariably associated with Cabernet by virtue of their common origin and complementary nature in wine making, the combination of which produces such favourable results in the Bordeaux region, adapts well to vineyards beside the Mediterranean characterised by high humidity levels, yielding a wine with plumy touches and a simple structure that often compensates for the astringency of Cabernet.
Monastrell is a red wine variety native to Mediterranean regions than stands up well to the hot, dry climate. Its quality, which went unrecognised for a long time, is the product of the hydrological stress it habitually suffers throughout the growing cycle, producing full-bodied, deep-coloured, well-structured wines with a moderately fruity taste.
Finally Fogoneu, which grows all over the Balearic Islands, is a variety that complements Monastrell, providing the wine with a different aroma what we might call a Mediterranean touch.