located in the heart of Mallorca’s wine region
in the town of Santa Maria del Cami. Located between Palma and Inca and next to Santa Eugenia and Sencelles.
The bodega has been built in the style of the traditional stone cladded Mallorca buildings, with large windows to show the beautiful views of the vineyard. The vineyard and winery are surrounded by the natural beauty of Mallorca’s “sierra norte” mountain range.
The wines of Bodegas Angel are synonymous with the island of Mallorca
they have own character due to the location of the vineyard
On one side you have specific characteristics due to the proximity to the sea, on the other side the terrain of red clay called “Call Vermell” is rich in iron oxide and finally a natural barrier is created by the affluent North wind.
Bodegas Angel creates wines with its own identity and character thanks to the indigenous grape varieties of the region. We also have foreign grape varieties planted at our vineyard. Prensal Blanc and Manto Negro are the kings of local region, single handily responsible protagonists for the identity and character of our wines.
Bodegas Angel is founded by Andres Gelabert in 2006.
Andres Gelabert is a Mallorcan by birth but spent his formative years in the United States of America. The majority of time in the U.S.A, he was living in the state of California. There his passion for wine making began. On returning to his native Mallorca, in the year 2000, he sought out to find the ideal wine region to eventually create Bodegas Angel (“an” is for Andres and “gel” for Gelabert).
The vision of Andres is to make excellent wines with a combination of the great grape growing region, unique indigenous grape varieties and modern innovations in wine making.
Wines of Majorca
Wines with identity and character
The winery has been developed with the most advanced equipment available for the winemaking of our wines. Our equipment optimizes the collection time of grapes, during harvest, whether collecting by hand or machinery. On the ground level of the Bodega, is the fermentation area with state of the art stainless steel vats. On the same floor, in a separate area is the bottling and packaging plant. On the lower level (or cellar) are the oak barrels, used for the aging of the red wines.
The region is located in the centre of the Island of Mallorca. Its wines have a distinct personality and style, due to the indigenous variety of grapes of the island and climate. As well we combine with foreign varietal grapes to make a distinctive blend in order to produce an elegant wine. The foreign varietal grapes cultivated in vineyard has adapted perfectly to our geological and ecological area. The Mediterranean climate, average rainfall, abundant sunshine combined with good soil makes this region of Mallorca an excellent wine making area.
The original farm, know for centuries as Sa Basseta, has 35 hectare of planted vines. Bodegas Angel has planted a diverse selection of vines, from the Mallorca Prensal Blanc (Moll) and Manto Negro to the French Viognier and Chardonnay for the white wine and Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds. At present there is a mix of young vines and vines that are over 50 years old, thus allowing the production of complex wines. Throughout the year these vines receive a lot of care. They are pruned, fertilized, weeded and yield controlled, to produce the ideal optimal grape for harvesting.
As the grapes are all picked by hand, they arrive at the bodega in good condition in 20 kg crates. In adverse years of harvest the grapes are carefully inspected to ensure that only the perfect, healthy and mature grapes are selected to make the best wine. The grapes are subjected to the latest innovative techniques, therefore achieving a production of the highest quality. When the grapes arrive to the bodega they are separated by type of grape. A different vinification process is applied to each grape variety due to the different characteristics each grape has and from the different lot the come from. For the fermentation of grape we use the most innovative techniques of the moment to help create wines of the highest quality. When the grape juice has been converted into wine, the wine that has been selected for barrel aging is placed into French and American oak barrels. The wines placed in the barrel are still separate grape varieties. The optimal amount of time the wine is aged in the oak barrels is chosen upon the type of grape. Only after the wine has been removed out of the barrels is it blended with other grape varieties to make the best blends.
Bodegas Angel first vintage was in 2008. The first wines were the Blanc de Blanca and Angel Negre. The vision was to make the best wine using local grapes blended with foreign varieties to create an expressive, enjoyable wine with an emphasison its fruit flavours. Actively promoting its good price quality and commercial appeal, Bodegas Angel soon sold its wine at a local level and began to export its wine. The wines soon received recognition in the local newspapers, national wine guides and international wine competitions.
Present and future
Bodegas Angel now has an ample range of wines. Currently the bodega produces white wine, Blanc Noir, oaked white wine, rose wine, red wine and oaked red wine. Production has increased every year and is now at 200,000 bottles per year. Eventually the production is to reach 300,000 bottles per year in the following years. Through the consistency and exportation Bodegas Angel is becoming more recognized brand locally and internationally.