2016 San Mayol Grand Vin Cabernet Blend Mallorca 750ml
These 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, the top wine being the Son Mayol Grand Vin.
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 and do not go into the Son Mayol wines.
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. While these wines are absolutely delicious young, they can be aged for 20 years quite easily.
The Grand Vin 2016 by Son Mayol reaps the benefits of a special selection process at the vineyard itself: Only perfectly ripened grapes are used, resulting in a wine that is rich in extracts. This red wine has a purple sheen, while its taste is dominated by tobacco and dark fruit, as well as a high degree of minerality. The roasted flavours generated by the ageing process in oak barrels are very well incorporated into the wine, giving it added complexity.
On the palate, the wine is intense and very tannic, but also fine and elegant. It has a long finish, and is distinguished by its great freshness, as well as its potency. It is also ideal for extended storage.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick Léon (1943 - 2018)
Patrick is a legendary winemaker and has advised or managed many important wineries in his home region of Bordeaux and all over the world. He is the legendary winemaker behind the stunning 1982 and 1986 Mouton Rothschilds. His most recent baby was the Bodega Son Mayol, and soon after completing the 2018 vintage, he suddenly left us. We miss him very much!
He planned and carried out the grape planting, the wine-cellar extension, the wine ageing, and the staff training. Most of what the Bodega Son Mayol is today with its top-class wines is thanks to Patrick’s great knowledge, tireless dedication and deep love of winemaking.