WINE TASTING IN UNSPOILED IBIZA
Although Ibiza is a relatively small island, it has much more to offer than the, rather frenetic, Ibiza Town. This adventure takes us across the island to the unspoiled north-west area where Ibiza is rural and the area is surrounded by mountains. Here lies the little village of San Mateu which is famous for its wines as this is the largest area of vineyards on the island where the finest wines are produced. From the beginning of civilization, Ibiza has been a place of passage and meeting for different cultures which left their mark in such ways as the cultivation of the vines and the production of pottery. Ibiza's wine making tradition reaches back at least as far as the time of the Phoenicians, who introduced the cultivation of the vines, attracted by the fertility of the land and the island's good climate. Probably, the wine making process has not changed much since then, since it has been passed down from father to son by oral tradition, being maintained almost up to our times. The area of San Mateu "Albarca, is where most of the vineyards are concentrated. It has a Mediterranean microclimate, with dry summers and mild temperatures. The most usual variety of grape is Monastrell in red wines and in white wines, Malvasia and Muscatel are the most common. Our tour takes us to the Sa Cova vineyard. There we will be given an explanation of the land, the climate, the ecologic plantation and the cycle of the vines. The visit continues through the Bodega where the blending process which is responsible for the perfection of quality wine is explained ending with the tasting of four different types of wines; with the tasting will be served an aperitif of typical products: local bread, ali-oli, sobrasada & butifarra (typical sausages), and cheese. After the tasting, we return to Ibiza Town through the scenic countryside.
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Port: Ibiza, Balearic Islands
Duration: 3 hours 30 min
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