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Terra de Felanis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Location and Climate

Situated to the southeast of the island of Mallorca, Anima Negra winery produces its wines on the old country estate of Son Burguera, close to the town of Felanitx. The buildings date back to the 13th century and have always incorporated an area for winemaking in order to supply wine to local people living on or near the estate. The cultivation of vines has been a constant feature over the centuries, contributing greatly to the Mediterranean island landscape, and has resulted in wine becoming an emblematic product of our gastronomy. 

Born of the unique symbiosis of the climate, the land and the indigenous varieties, our inimitable wines are honest and distinctive and challenge the current trend of producing impersonal wine. It is this philosophy, together with the aim of offering a product of the highest quality that marks the day-to-day running of Anima Negra. 

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Terra de Falanis was the name used by the historian Miquel Barceló for our town and our people before Felanitx existed as such.

Perhaps it is this feeling of nostalgic sentimentalism, and the desire to promote the essence beyond the exterior, that lead us to call this project Terra de Falanis (“Land of Falanis”) – and of course, there is our sympathy for the word’s inventor.

Terra de Falanis aims to be the result of the continuous education we have acquired through other projects we have all long been involved in. It is a way to extend the concepts and techniques we have learned in other regions and apply them beyond our natural boarders (the island of Mallorca) by discovering the fantastic possibilities of Montsant.

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This project is based on three very simple pillars: the soil, climate and plants. This may not be big news! But we can think of many occasions when the terms “terroir”, “native”, “natural”, etc. have been abused. For us, greatness is recognising how and when to apply the winemaking processes in accordance with these three pillars – it is then that a new connection, understanding and philosophy is established.

Human intervention, from Terra de Falanis’s point of view, will take continuous study of nature. With an approach to mother nature of humility and respect, we only act when it is needed, and in the best possible way. At the same time we will try to inform our end “enjoyer” (we do not have end “consumers”) about all the process to better value and understand what nature has put in their glasses.

Just for the simple reason of conveying a message like this one, to different cultures and different people, it is worth developing this project: Terra de Falanis.

History

For consistency reasons we have started this adventure based in familiar regions where Mediterranean climate meets Catalan culture, and where island and mainland find each other. The main aim is to capture the characteristics of each place – a large part of this is expressing the particularities of the weather conditions of the region in the wines. We want to be free to develop the grapes of each region knowing that sometimes we could run apart from the commercial global vision.

Linking our concept of people and tribe, we want to preserve our values and show how peculiar and unique (and how enjoyable!) the simple things can be. The mainstream and popular opinion are not always the best… The desire for a better understanding of nature and winemaking techniques have two positive aspects on this road: the willingness to learn from nature and technical improvements make us better as people; and in applying this concept we can open and improve the sensibilities of others.

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In terms of image, this project is fantastically represented through the talents of a great comic book artist (and close friend), Pere Joan. Through his drawings, we want to send a message of sincerity, quality, honesty and reliability: when the inside of the bottle is taken so seriously, we do not need sophisticated images decorating the outside. On the contrary, we use funny expressions to show that when you are serious enough inside you can have fun with the outside. The use of onomatopoetics like “muac!”, “plic plic plic”, “bla bla”, etc., remind us of the simplicity of our language which mimics spontaneous sounds around us.

We strongly believe that we have been able to produce the quality we always search for, and we able to express it in a very easy-going way where our friends can drink and enjoy the end results of our dream.

People

Winemaker: Miquelàngel Cerdá i Capó

Website

www.terradefalanis.com
www.annegra.com