At Bodegas José L. Ferrer, we believe that the key to producing a good wine is obtaining the best grapes and therefore we have spent years working our lands in the best way possible, in order to achieve the best from each of our varieties
The family has always had a strong belief in the importance of the vines to achieve good results with our wines and that is why, apart from committing to the wine production process, since 2015 we have been carrying out a R+D+i project at our vineyards in order to consolidate our knowledge of local varieties and their qualities through a diagnosis method that helps us to take decisions on irrigation, pruning, leaf stripping and thinning. All of this is supported by the University of the Balearic Islands, Verdtech and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).
Project at our vineyards in order to consolidate our knowledge of local varieties
Bodegas José L. Ferrer has 140 hectares of its own vines and other additional controlled vineyards, of suppliers that we work with on a daily basis in order to obtain the best from the varieties.
In these vineyards we grow a total of 15 grape varieties, of which 8 are reds: the local Mantonegro, Callet and Gorgollasa varieties, as well as the foreign varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot and Monastrell and 7 are white varieties: the local Moll and Giró Ros, and the foreign varieties Chardonnay, Parellada, Macabeo, Moscatel and small grain Moscatel.
Hectares of its own vines
All of these varieties are distributed around 20 estates located in the municipalities of Binissalem, Consell and Sencelles, municipalities that at the same time form part of the Binissalem Designation of Origin.
Our vineyards are located right in the heart of the island of Mallorca, the Serra de Tramuntana protects them from cold northern winds, resulting in an ideal mild Mediterranean microclimate, with dry and warm summers and short winters.
Farms located in the municipalities of Binissalem, Consell and Sencelles
The soils are calcareous and have developed on alluvial deposits that came during the Quaternary period. They are characterised by being very stony and their reddish-brown colour, due to the high content of iron oxides. Calcisols and, to a lesser extent, Luvisols are the most common soil groups. These soils, rich in iron and micro-elements, are very suitable for growing vines, and the local varieties are the ones that attain their greatest expression with these particular soil conditions.
The relief of our vineyards is generally very gentle and they are located at an altitude of around 130 metres above sea level.