The '12 Volts' is a deliciously approachable blend of local varieties Callet, Manto Negro and Fogoneu with Syrah and Merlot. Supple and weighty on the palate, it's brimming with notes of wild strawberry, black cherry, liquorice and smoky cedar wood on the finish. Intensely drinkable and vibrant, this is a wine that provides a figurative, as well as literal, jolt of energy.
4Kilos was set up in 2006 by former Anima Negra winemaker Francesc Grimalt (known for his efforts in rescuing the local Callet grape) and musician Sergio Caballero (who is also a founding partner and director of the Sonar music festival). 4Kilos’ first vintage was vinified in a milk refrigeration unit. Today they use grapes from north and south of Mallorca - some international varieties as well as local ones such as M and Fogoneu - and vinify them in a converted sheep farm, using a combination of stainless steel and o oak fermenters. They are committed not only to native varieties, but also to finding the right combination of strain, soil, and climate for each wine. The name 4Kilos comes from their initial investment of 4 million pesetas, which so far looks like money well spent.