Selva Vins is the personal project of Carlos Rodríguez Furthmann, viticulturist by profession for some 20 years. Carlos has worked in various vineyards and wineries on the island as well as in different projects related to the world of wine. In 2017 he started what is now his personal project: Selva Vins, where Carlos can finally make his wines with complete freedom, giving expression, free from outside pressures, to his personal philosophy: to try to manipulate the wines as little as possible to achieve different expressions, more authentic, singular wines, with a unique personality and character. This tiny winery located in the unspoilt village of Selva at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca produces artesanal wines, with minimal intervention and prioritizing the island's native varieties.
Selva Vins has opted for Mallorca's native varieties, spontaneous fermentation (not using commercial yeast) and free from all additives to our wines (not acidified, no enzymes, no nutrients, etc....) only a very low dose of sulphites to ensure their arrival in optimal condition to the consumer (although some have no added sulphites, such as Ancestral).
The result is a range of wines that when they first appeared were considered somewhat (or really!) “daring”, far from "conventional” but of exceptional originality.
From his very first wines Carlos went out on a limb: e.g., using an amphora from Mallorcan clay, releasing the first sparkling wine by the ancestral method in Mallorca (and made with Callet and Mantonegro rosés), likewise the first Mallorcan clarete, an authentic clarete in the style of Cigales but with local varieties Premsal and Mantonegro, or being the first on the island to use chestnut barrels for ageing Premsal and for a naturally sweet Malvasía
Selva Vins, a small winery that opened its doors to us to allow us to appreciate wines that speak of the curiosities and aspirations of a particular place and grape varieties with character and a lot of personality, through the sensibility of the viticulturist who brings them to light, Carlos Rodríguez Furthmann.