IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT WINE

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 50 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. During the final blending of the lots we wish to offer you to be our best wine, after maturing for two years in old oak barrels whose age and wood are adapted to the properties, we select the wine from the terroir to compose the final product.

This enables us to produce quality wines suitable for further ageing and which improve over the years.

FINE WINES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Son Mayol supplies two outstanding red wines:

  • GRAND VIN SON MAYOL
  • 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.

Unconvincing grapes or wines which are not used by Son Mayol are sold on to other producers – of course we do not buy any more grapes.

As the wines of Son Mayol are often drunk on special occasions, a good part of our production is marketed in Magnum and Jeroboam-sized bottles.

 

Terroir

Its Mayol benefits from a combination of about 30 different “terroir”: differences in the soil clays, limestones, sands, lemons, all possible orientations, south/north/east/west with most of the vineyards being located on slopes, and different varieties.

GRAND VIN SON MAYOL is a classic wine with a noble, full-bodied character.

PREMIER VIN SON MAYOL is meanwhile a wine characterised by its attractive fruitiness and lower tannin content, making it a modern classic for those who prefer lighter wines.

2015 GRAND VIN

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VARIETIES

70% Cabernet Sauvignon

30% Merlot

NOTES ON WINETASTING

Intense purple colour. The bouquet is reserved, elegant, hints of wood are in harmony with fruits such as blackberry, with a touch of chocolate. On the palate, potent with strong  but full and elegant tannins, well balanced and mineral flavour.  Very good aging potential, this wine is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon for strength and elegance and 30% Merlot for fullness.

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2014 GRAND VIN

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VARIETIES

60% Cabernet Sauvignon

40% Merlot

NOTES ON WINETASTING

Dark ruby colour with purple reflections.  Somewhat closed  at the first bouquet, the wine then unfolds on a hint of wood,  ripe black cherries, orange peel and a touch of mineral. On the palate, the wine has a robust body with all integrated tannins, minerals and hints of black fruits.  Smooth and pleasant, the palate is energetic and is overall very well balanced.  A long-keeping wine. The varietal proportions of this wine are 40% Merlot and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon.MerkenMerken

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2015 PREMIER VIN

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VARIETIES

65% Merlot

35% Cabernet Sauvignon

NOTES ON WINETASTING

Dark ruby colour with purple reflections. The bouquet is very expressive with hints of sunshine, ripe fruits such as cassis, berries with touches of vanilla. The bouquet has an ample and full approach, the tannins are elegant and fine, subtle.  The final leaves a taste of black fruit on the palate. Good aging potential. It’s a modern style wine, light and pleasant to drink on all occasions. The blend consists of 65% Merlot, making it fruity and full, and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon giving it finesse and elegance.MerkenMerkenMerkenMerkenMerkenMerkenMerken

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2014 PREMIER VIN

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VARIETIES

60% Merlot

40% Cabernet Sauvignon

NOTES ON WINETASTING

Dark ruby colour with purple reflections. The bouquet is intense with hints of black fruits, candied orange peel, a touch of cassis and tobacco. On the palate, the body is elegant with fine tannins, a pleasantly integrated acidity, a finish with ripe fruit.  The style is very elegant and persistent. The proportions of grape varieties of this wine are 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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THE WINEMAKERS OF SON MAYOL

Patrick Léon

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Patrick is something of a legend among fellow winemakers and has advised and managed many major wineries; both in his home region of Bordeaux and all over the world. These include, amongst others, Château Lascombes, Château Castéra, Château Mouton Rothschild, Clerc Milon, Opus One in California and Almaviva and Escudo Rojo in Chile, along with his own personal vineyard of Château Les Trois Crois near Saint Emilion and Pomerol.

We are very proud to have succeeded in convincing Patrick that Son Mayol measures up to all his criteria thus justifying that he invests his enormous experience in our joint venture. Those who have met him know him as a friendly and approachable person, but as one who does not compromise when it comes to the top quality of his wines and does not allow himself to produce anything other than exceptional wines. This can be both difficult and stressful, but the results are truly impressive.

Marie Barbé

Marie Barbé

Our technical director Marie Barbé is responsible for staffing and for the entire sequence of processes from the initial planting of vines right up to the finished wine and for keeping a constant eye on our stringent demands regarding quality.

She was brought up in Bordeaux, where she also underwent a thorough education and training in the arts of oenology and vineyard management, to which she has since added a broad range of experience that includes the setting-up and running of vineyards in Bordeaux as well as in  in Chile, India and Russia. She now speaks four languages and has experience in the cultivation of vines under a wide range of climatic conditions. Thanks to her five years of cooperation with Patrick Lèon, they both now constitute a formidable team dedicated to ensuring that our vines and winery meet the very highest technical standards and methodical requirements of the top French vineyards.

THE MAGIC OF GRAVITATION

The Bodega Son Mayol was completed and inaugurated and began operating at the beginning of 2016. Housed in facilities designed by the renowned Spanish architect Javier Campos, the winery – with its cutting-edge, eco-friendly technology – has been designed to blend in harmoniously with the landscape of Majorca’s Tramuntana hills. Thanks to the gravitation principle, the grapes drop directly into the fermentation vats and then into the barrels without the use of pumps. It is for this reason that the facility is built on three storeys, corresponding to the different stages of the top-to-bottom process. The latest methods and technology are used to process, mature and bottle our wines, and the Bodega naturally meets the latest environmental requirements.

Solar panels on the roof generate 100,000 KWh of energy per year (i.e. roughly enough to power 34 individual households), thereby more than covering the total requirement of our facilities. Excess energy is fed back into the power grid. Heat pumps are used to equalise temperatures and the facility’s grey-water output is cleaned and recycled.

The building is so attractive and its location and views so unique, that we are able to rent out the reception rooms of the Bodega (300 m²/3,230 sq. ft., plus 1200 m²/12,900 sq. ft. of terrace) in spring, summer and winter for functions and celebrations (autumn is harvest time) and the Bodega can be visited during this period.

THE ART OF WINE

The labels of our GRAND VIN SON MAYOL portray the works of Majorca’s artists. Once the wine from a particular year is ready for sale, the artists exhibit their work in the Bodega.

2015 Ramón Canet

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For the GRAND VIN 2015 label, the artist Ramón Canet (www.ramoncanet.es) has created the 70x100cm vinyl on paper „Untitled“ 2017 painting.Merken

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2014 Francesca Marti

Magnum Francesca Marti (www.francescamarti.com) has supplied a piece from her “Senses and Movements” series of paintings for the label of our GRAND VIN 2014. It is associated with a major video installation, which can be viewed by clicking here.

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AN EQUALLY EXCEPTIONAL OLIVE OIL

Any vineyard worth its salt can also produce top-quality olive oil. This is due to the fact that hill terraces that are too narrow for vines can be used to grow olive trees.

This is a centuries-old tradition in Majorca, and Son Mayol duly possesses more than two thousand olive trees, a good number of which are more than a hundred years old.

Just as we do with our wines, we do not limit ourselves to a single type of olive, but rather rely on a blend of three varieties.

We also apply the same natural and careful production techniques as we do with our fine wines.

We naturally market only oil from the first cold pressing and sell the olive residue on to other producers. The result is an olive oil of the very highest quality, with a smooth elegance, a hint of sharpness and attractive tones of green that make it ideal for serving with salad, fish or cheese and even dripped onto bread.

Since when did cattle drink red wine and olive oil?

Son Mayol started off as a farm dedicated to the natural rearing of Aberdeen Angus cattle and as a producer of top-quality meat based on environmentally sustainable breeding and proper care of livestock. Our cattle naturally drink neither of the above products, but their presence nevertheless does our vines and olive trees a power of good.

They are fed on the abundant cereals, almonds and carob beans that we likewise produce on our own farm.

Please go to www.AngusMallorca.com for a convincing view of how seriously we take our approach to environmentally sustainable agriculture.

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Bodega Son Mayol S.L.
Lloc de Can Mayol s/n
07010 Palma de Mallorca

N.I.F./C.I.F.  B 57800864-

Tel: +34 871 600 026
Email: info@bodegasonmayol.es

Graphic: HvH Design GmbH, Zippelhaus 3, Hamburg, www.hvh-design.de

Video: PIXELBUZZ Llc, Minnesota, http://www.thepixelbuzz.com

Music: City of the Sun, New York, www.wearecityofthesun.com

Music consulting: Boris de Bel

Contact us

info@bodegasonmayol.es

Tel: +34 871 600 026

Bodega Son Mayol

Lloc de Can Mallol s/n

07010 Palma de Mallorca

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