SALES of Mallorca wines leapt by 21% in 2016, according to new statistics.

Altogether, the 13 bodegas under the Denominación de Origen (D.O.) Pla i Llevant de Mallorca umbrella sold 1,283,400 litres of plonk last year, 220,000 than in 2015.

BOTTOMS UP: Wine trade boost for Mallorca

Reds made up 46% of sales with whites accounting for 37% and 17% rose.

“Last year was climatically good, despite the lack of rain,” said D.O. president Antoni Bennàsar

“The combination of humidity heat and rain favours disease, so for the wine dryness is better.”

Grape production also grew, with 2.4 million kilos, a 16.6% rise since 2015 and one millon more than in 2013.

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