- Giró, Premsal
- Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
- Medium Bodied
- 13.5% alc./vol
About the Winery
Bàrbara Mesquida Mora established the groundbreaking Mesquida Mora winery in Mallorca in 2012 near the town of Porreres, producing wines in the DO Plà i Llevant and Vins de la Terra de Mallorca designations in the southern and eastern areas of the island.
Bàrbara’s wines form a rich mosaic recalling the diversity of Mallorca varieties while also representing the history of her pioneering winemaking family, with her own unique futuristic vision. Upon leaving behind the winery created by her pioneering great-grandfather in 1945 in Porreres, Bàrbara started her project from scratch with historic vineyards inherited from her mother. Previously, Bàrbara managed the family winery for eight years, from 2004 until 2012, and was one of Spain’s first Demeter biodynamic certifications in 2007.
Bàrbara has not only been a passionate practitioner of organic and biodynamic viticulture for more than two decades; she has also introduced a regenerative agriculture approach through encouraging biodiversity within her estate vineyards. Prior to her winemaking career, Bàrbara studied Medieval literature and Catalan language in Barcelona. Comfortably multilingual culture, art, and language are like air and water for her, informing every aspect of her work. Bàrbara is among the vanguard of a wave of young producers recuperating and contributing to the unique cultural and viticultural matrix of traditional Mallorcan agriculture.
The other white is the 2021 Acrollam Blanc, which has a darker golden color and a deeper nose than the Sincronia. It's a blend of 60% Premsal and 40% Giró bottled unoaked with an elegant nose that combines notes of white fruit and flowers with herbs and spiced (but no oak) and a round and velvety palate that is medium-bodied and has good ripeness, balance and freshness with a salty finish. 5,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2022.
Mesquida Mora is the second iteration of the Mora family in Mallorca, as the winery changed completely in 2012 with the second generation, Bàrbara Mesquida Mora, who works the vineyards organically and has certified all her wines, 85,000 to 90,000 bottles, depending on the vintage.
2020 was a very challenging year, not only because of the coronavirus, but mildew also reduced the crop to 50%, even more for some varieties. They did a quick harvest and shorter macerations. 2021 was better.
40-year-old vines of (thick skinned) Prensal, and Giró (grafted on to 30-year-old rootstocks) – usually 50:50. Biodynamic production but no longer certified. Rainy spring helped to cope with a hot and dry summer. Acrollam is Mallorca backwards. Prensal is made by pre-fermentation maceration with a small part carbonic maceration, which winemaker Barbara Mesquida Mora likes, and fermentation with the skins (8–10 days). Giró is direct-pressed. Separate vinification before the final blend. Kept on the lees until bottling. Greenish gold with a very light apricot tinge. Intense and pungent nose with strong fruit, very light astringency and a light sensation of golden-syrup flavour!
Reviewed by Jancis Robinson