Acclaimed Mallorcan winemaker Francesc Grimalt wanted to make a wine that smelt 'like his childhood'. This is how 'The Island Syndicate' was born: made with natural yeasts he found from the now-defunct co-operative winery in Felanitx ‘Es Sindicat’, which was once a powerhouse producer on the Island of Mallorca. It is a light, bright, refreshing wine, with fresh cranberry, redcurrant and raspberry flavours and a lifted herbaceous character. Perfect lightly chilled!
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.