4Kilos Motor America Callet
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Region: Mallorca, Spain
Viticulture: Practicing organic
Grape variety: Callet
A bright and cheery red wine made from Callet, a grape indigenous to Mallorca. Carbonic maceration and aging for a short time in clay amphora help to highlight the juicy red fruits and lively acidity of the wine. Unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur addition.
Patronus: A 1965 Lotus Elan
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More About This Wine
4Kilos Motor America Spanish wine is made exclusively from indigenous Callet grapes. The vineyard where these grapes are grown is mostly calcareous clay with boulders throughout, and the grapes are hand-harvested. In addition to practicing organic, 4Kilos uses ambient yeast for this wine and does not filter or fine the wine.
This wine is juicy and full of red fruit flavors that beg you to drink it. Pair it with your Tuesday night Chinese takeaway and enjoy!
In August of 2006, Francesc Grimalt and Sergio Caballero set up 4Kilos Spanish Red Wine in Mallorca. They produce wines that reflect the strength and nuance of their grapes. It is not all about ecological variety. They also understand the importance of the strain-soil-climate-growth eco-system.
The support of local winemakers is a crucial component of their success. With their help, 4Kilos uses a more natural approach to farming grapes and maintains respect for the environment. As a result, many of the vineyards use native vegetation to cover and concentrate the grapes. Additionally, the plants contribute to better ground porosity and increase the microbial population.
Francesc Grimalt is the winemaker. His time at Anima Negra Cellar led to his biggest claim to fame. The rescue of a variety of the native grape Callet. His partner, Sergio Caballero, is a musician as well as the founding partner and co-director of the Sonar festival. A festival dedicated to advanced music and multimedia arts.
In late September 2006, 4Kilos produced its first wine. They created that first vintage in a fellow winemaker’s garage and with few resources. However, they did have excellent grapes. Next, they converted a former sheep farm into a small winery in 2007. There, they grew the first harvest for their new project, 12Volts. In 2015 they introduced 4Kilos Motor Spanish wine.