10 May 2021
BODEGA SON MAYOL - IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT WINE
We are glad to introduce Bodega Son Mayol to our assortment - a fantastic and famous winery from Mallorca.
Our mission is to create high-quality wines in a natural way and with traditional methods of cultivation, without any unnecessary chemicals. Our efforts in this respect start right in the vineyard, with correct attention to planting, pruning, care and harvesting, before delivering their results in the winery and cellar. Son Mayol takes full advantage of its favoured valley location and almost 60 acres of vineyards, spread over 35 locations. Exposure to all four points of the compass ensures a varying microclimate of sunshine, wind and rain; all of which contribute to the quality of the soil. This results in totally different wines – even with the same varieties of grape.
In our modern winery we vinify the grapes from different terroirs one by one (primary and malolactic fermentation and ageing in barrels. It is only during the final blending of the lots, after maturing for two years in one to two year old oak barrels that we decide which terroirs will be used for which wines. This enables us to produce quality wines suitable for further ageing and which improve over the years. Really good wine requires lots of love, patience and experience. The wines from Son Mayol are processed with pride in a natural way, and are our own preferred choice.
FINE WINES FOR SPECIAL OCCATIONS
Son Mayol supplies two storable red wines: GRAND VIN SON MAYOL and PREMIER VIN SON MAYOL. They are both blends of grape varieties from Bordeaux, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and Petit Verdot, blended on a model of the blends of Bordeaux. These two top-quality wines are distinguished by the type of vinification used and by the ageing process in the barrel. The grapes from the different vines are vinified separately and then used in one of the two wines. This assignment is determined by the length of fermentation, the age of the barrels and thus the duration and type of maturing in barrels.
The rosé comes from Merlot grapes from our best parcels of land and from an extraction of the GRAND VIN. The result is a rosé of great elegance but only in small quantities. Although our main focus lies in the production of red wines, we also enjoy creating a niche product of such high quality. After the grapes have been carefully harvested by hand, they receive the best care we can give them. This starts with the royal pale pink colour, like the best rosés from Provence, by which the connoisseur can easily recognise the fresh and fruity wine. The lovingly supervised vinification process takes place in wooden barrels without allowing too strong tannins to develop.
This vegan wine is suitable for light meals or – thanks to its wonderful freshness – is pleasant to drink as an aperitif in a convivial atmosphere. The influence of the Mediterranean sun and the Mediterranean Sea comes into its own in a very natural way. As rosé wines do not need to be aged in their bottles, we have added an expensive but environmentally friendly Vinolok closure made of (100% recyclable) glass to our rosé to preserve its aromas and freshness. This practical closure also means an opened bottle can be stored well closed in a cool place.