Our Vineyards

Son Aloy

This is Santa Catarina’s most representative estate, and one of Mallorca’s largest vineyards.
Municipality: Sencelles

Area of vineyard: 40 hectares.

Red grape varieties: Callet, Syrah, Tempranillo and Manto Negro.

White grape varieties: Giró Ros, Prensal Blanc, Viognier, Muscat Blanc à petits grains, and aromatic Malvasia.

Rootstock: Richter 110.

Training: Single Cordon Royat (Single Cordon Spur-Pruned)
Gradual replantation of the whole vineyard over 5 years. So far, a total of 33 hectares have been replanted of the full 40.

Irrigation system: Subsurface.

Vine spacing: 2.4m by 1m (4,166 plants per hectare).
Harvesting: Hand picked.

“Terroir” characteristics: characteristics: consists of a clayey soil, mixed with small, gravelly stones, formed from limestone erosion. This type of soil is locally known as “call vermell” (the name given to this type of red soil on the island of Mallorca)

There is good drainage, as a result of the soil structure.

The average annual rainfall is 450 mm

Its height above sea level is 125 metres. Thanks to its geographic situation, the estate has a dry climate, ideal for winegrowing

Es Rafal Blanc

As well as being where Santa Catarina started, this is one of the most emblematic vineyards in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.

Municipality: Andratx.

Area of vineyard: 6 hectares.

Red grape varieties: Callet and Manto Negro.

White grape varieties: Giró Ros, Prensal Blanc, Moscatell, and Viognier.

Rootstock: Richter 110.

Training: Gobelet (Head-Trained or Bush-Vine) and Single Cordon Royat. (Single Cordon Spur-Pruned), replanted in 2016 and 2017.

Irrigation system: Subsurface.

Vine spacing: 2m by 1m (5,000 plants per hectare).

Harvesting: Hand picked.

“Terroir” characteristics: This is sandy loam soil, consisting mostly of terraces of “blanquer” (the name given to this type of whitish soil on the island of Mallorca). It is the type of sedimentary soil that is most characteristic of the Mediterranean region and is found in wooded areas. Limestone is its main ingredient.

The average annual rainfall is 480 mm.

The estate is 320 metres above sea level. It is one of the vineyards at highest altitude in Mallorca, which gives us a greater difference in temperature between day and night-time.