4 Kilos Motor America 2019
Francesc is a Mallorcan winemaker known for working with native grape varieties. His partner Sergio Caballero is a musician and director of the Sonar music festival. Together they started 4 Kilos in 2006, garagiste-style, vinifying their first vintage in milk refrigeration units on a sheep farm (Mallorca has lots of these). By the next year they were able to "˜upgrade' another old sheep farm into a winery to make their line-up of 3 wines, all from indigenous varieties grown organically by small farmers. The carbonic, no-added-sulfur Motor America, named in tribute to Francesc's father who worked in the auto industry, is straight-up juicy raspberry punch that demands to be drunk. It's a rare red wine that is satisfying as an aperitif but totally works with a range of food.
Dry, earthy with bright cherry notes and a comforting leather boldness - slight funk and hint of minerality - light, easy drinking.