A rich, sweet wine that's a Minorca trademark
The 'wine of kings'
The peculiarly Mediterranean grape and sweet wine Malvasia (which back in the day was also referred to in English as Malmsey) originated, it's thought, in Greece. But it has also been cultivated and made on Minorca for centuries, and it was thanks to this island's importance as a trade entrepôt, and the passage through here of European occupiers such as the English and the French, that Malvasia became the rage throughout the rest of the continent, coming to be known as the "wine of kings" and touted by the likes of William Shakespeare. Production is centred around the towns of Alaior and Sant Lluis, and wine enthusiasts are welcome to come around for tours and tastings.
Your customised guide
Add files to start to configure your guide
10 tips to keep your hand baggage
Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.Free download