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Callet

Callet is a red grape variety grown mainly on the Mediterranean island of Malta. It is known for its hardiness and ability to thrive in warm climates.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Callet grapes have thick skins and produce deep-coloured wines with intense aromas and flavours. The wines are typically full-bodied with intense notes of ripe red fruits, tobacco, leather and spices.

Fresh Callet grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Callet is mainly grown on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where it is the country's most widely planted grape variety. It is also grown in the neighbouring Italian regions of Sicily and Puglia, as well as in South Africa. Callet is a hardy variety that can withstand high temperatures and drought conditions. Callet wines are traditionally rustic, light red or rosé in style and typically low in alcohol, with moderate acid levels and red fruit flavours. In more modern styles, there may be a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Tempranillo in the blend, which adds fruit but not tannins. The best-known producer outside Mallorca is Àn Negra, who use Callet to make both varietal and blended wines. Callet wines are best enjoyed with hearty dishes such as stews, grilled meats and game. They also pair well with rich cheeses and cured meats.

Foods to pair with Callet:

Smoky
Sausage
Game
Fun Fact about Callet
The word Callet means ‘black’ in the Mallorcan dialect.

Top Wines with Callet

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4 Kilos Vinícola 12 Volts Natural

4 Kilos Vinícola

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4 Kilos Vinícola 12 Volts is a premium wine produced by the renowned 4 Kilos Vinícola winery. This wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the vineyards of Mallorca, Spain. The winery is known for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices, which ensure that the grapes are of the highest quality. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand-harvesting and fermentation in oak barrels. The result is a rich and complex wine with a deep ruby color and aromas of black fruit, spices, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-structured, with a long and elegant finish. This wine is perfect for those who appreciate the art of winemaking and the unique flavors of Mallorca.
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cheeses
grilled meats
beef
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Ànima Negra Àn

Ànima Negra

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Ànima Negra Àn is a premium red wine produced by Ànima Negra winery in the Spanish island of Mallorca. The wine is made from a blend of local grape varieties, including Callet, Mantonegro, and Fogoneu, grown in the winery's own vineyards. The vineyards are located in the heart of the island, where the vines benefit from the Mediterranean climate and the limestone soils. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques, including hand-harvesting, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and aging in French oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant expression of the island's terroir, with notes of dark fruit, spices, and minerality. Ànima Negra Àn is a must-try for wine lovers looking for a unique and authentic Spanish wine experience.
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beef
pastas
cheeses
grilled meats
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$48.88
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Mesquida Mora Sincronia Negre

Mesquida Mora

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Mesquida Mora Sincronia Negre is a captivating red wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Mallorca, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features unique characteristics, such as well-drained soils and optimal sun exposure, which contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes and a meticulous fermentation process, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances fruitiness and complexity. Sincronia Negre is known for its elegant style, with a harmonious blend of flavors and a smooth, lingering finish. It is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation.
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tapas
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grilled vegetables
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