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Manto Negro

The red variety comes from the island of Mallorca ( Spain ). Synonyms are Cabelis, Mantonegro and Mantuo Negro. According to in 2012 DNA analysis is from a natural cross between the varieties Sabaté x, which also come from Mallorca but are no longer cultivated Callet Cas Concos emerged. According to the biologist Dr. José Vouillamoz to only 20, i.e. too few DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). In any case, it is not a color mutation of the variety Chelva (with the synonym Mantúo). The medium to late ripening vine is relatively resistant to both mildews but prone to Botrytis, It produces light red, alcohol-rich red wines with fruity aromas that are used for oxidation can tend. The variety is mainly grown on the largest Balearic island Mallorca grown where they are in the two DO areas Binissalem and Plà i Llevant is approved. There it is mostly used with the variety Callet blended. The total area under cultivation in 2010 was 273 hectares with a downward trend (ten years earlier it had been 470 hectares).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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