Pere Seda wines in Manacor

Pere Reus Morro, called Pere Seda, started to dedicate his life to wine already at the end of XIXth century. Since then, 5 generations of winemakers have been following this family tradition and have converted the winery that carry their name to a center of most modern technologies to produce wine. Today Pere Seda in Manacor is posibly the only bodega on Majorca, where the same family has been producing wine during each and every year of the XXth and XXIst century.

130 hectares of vineyard situated between the municipality of Manacor and Felanitx deliver the necessary grapes to produce the Pere Seda wein. The bodega disposes of 2 control systems of manufacture and upbringing in order to achieve the best wine quality.

Usually the variety of autochtonal grapes are being used to produce the Pere Seda wine, such as young wines, crianza, reserva, gran reserva, and sparkling wines. To maturate the wine, oak barrels from France and United Stated are in use. The most famous and popular brands and wines of the bodega are Pere Seda, L’Arxiduc Pere Seda, Chardonnay, Mossen Alcover and Guium. Besides the traditional wine production, the bodega Pere Seda has started recently the production of sparkling wines.

The winery Pere Seda unifies the traditional with modern, but above all with the affection for an excellent wine.

Pere Seda wines in Manacor

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Wine route of Binissalem

The region of Binissalem is one of the two wine-growing regions on Mallorca that can use a guarantee of origin on its labels, which (according to the state regulations) guarantees the quality.

Today, in total there are about 390 hectares of vine shoot being sown and  from the juice of these grapes 80% goes to red wine tinto and rosé wine rosado and only a 20% to white wine blanco.

The red wine must contain at least 50% of Majorcan grape “Manto Negro“. For white wine the Majorcan grape is called “Moll/Prensal Blanc“. It is very common to combine Majorcan grape with the French one Cabernet Sauvignon. Thanks to the efforts of the vineyard workers, the Majorcan wine is known worldwide. Several times the “Consell Regulador“ regulating board has granted it an excellent qualification and the Majorcan wineries are focused on quality more and more each day.

We are going to start now with the wine route of Binissalem and its most important wineries.

At the exit for Santa Maria, heading to Consell, is the vineyard Macià-Batle”. Since 2000 the national guide “Gourmet” has qualified the wine “Macià Batle Blanc de Blancs” as one of the best wines in Spain. With its 13 degrees, this wine extracted from the island’s vine shoot “Prensal Blanc/Moll” has a fruity bouquet.

Next we move from Santa Maria to Santa Eugenia. At the entrance to the town we find the vineyard “Viña Taujana”. Here we suggest the “Negro” – black – of 2001 or the “Moll”, a white classic wine. Do not forget also to taste the table wine that is served direct from the barrel.

We leave Santa Eugenia and move to Sencelles. In the rural way “Camí dels Horts” we visit the vineyard “Vins Ca Sa Padrina”. Here the “Manto Negro” is the only wine that is sold bottled.

 

“Ca’n Ramis” is another vineyard located in Sencelles, 50 meters from the church. The wine “Serral Ca’n Ramis” of 2001 is a strong wine that must be accompanied with some food. There is nothing better than tasting it in the restaurant located beside the cellar.

Between Sencelles and Binissalem, we can find the country estate “Son Roig”, property of the vintner “Antonio Nadal Ros”. Its wine “Tres Uvas”three grapes is made from casks of three wine stocks: “Manto Negro”, “Callet” and “Monastrell”, the typical wine of this region, through this we can appreciate the love that Don Antonio has for his grape “Manto Negro”.

We continue heading towards Binissalem, City of Wine, and once at the centre of the town we look for the street Ramon Llull, 2, where the vineyard “Vins Nadal” can be found. Here modern technology and the knowledge of hundreds, maybe thousands of years of wine-growing tradition come together. If we focus our attention on the red wine “Albaflor Crianza” of 2001, settled only for nine months, we can notice a well-balanced bouquet that invites us to continue tasting it. Similarly with the “Merlot 110,” which, apart from the grape “Manto Negro” also contains the French grape “Merlot”. It is reminiscent of forest fruits. In the old part of the vineyard it is interesting and worth a visit to the basement that was built with the typical Majorcan stone: sandstone.

At the Binissalem exit, heading to Consell, we find the most well-known representative of all the wines of Binissalem: the vineyard “José Luis Ferrer”. The reserves and aging of “Ferrer” are very good and well-known. The wines “Veritas” are classic and rich in bouquet, and in addition their cavas must be also be taken into account. Visiting this vineyard is an experience.

Finally we go into Consell to visit the vineyard of the Ribas´Sisters who are said to have the best wine stocks of Mallorca. The vineyard “Hereus de Ribas” is a typical Majorcan country estate from the 17th century. The wines “Ribas” have been among the best of Spain for many years and the “Ribas de Cabrera”, delicate and ruby red, is the best wine of this vineyard.

If you have enjoyed visiting the vineyards of Binissalem that have a guarantee of origin with us, you will also enjoy the report about Wines of Pla i Llevant and Wines of the Land.

Bodegas José L. Ferrer in Binissalem

In Binissalem, a place traditionally connected with wine growing and found half way between the plains and the mountains of Majorca, Jose L. Ferrer vineyard opens its gates:

“Welcome to our cellar, we hope you will enjoy your visit and our wines”; says Jose Luis Roses Lambourne, the great grandson of the Cellar’s founder.

Here, in the ground most appropriate for the vineyard of the island, about ninety hectares serve to cultivate the grape that this house uses to prepare a wide scale of wines with denomination of origin.

Since José Luis Ferrer began producing wine in 1931, four generations have carried on with the family tradition.

Years ago the company has reserved a lot of space in its cellars to combine barrels of different kinds of wood with different wines in order to achieve the most excellent results. The newest creations of the Cellar are a series of ecological wines: Pedra de Binissalem, wines with intense colour and aroma of fruits, produced from the grapes Montenegro and Cabernet, cultivated on the ecological Finca Sa Pareta, property of the Jose L. Ferrer Cellar.

Of the traditional series, Veritas Blanc 2009 is now one of the stars products, having received a silver medal in the 17th edition of the World Contest of Brussels in 2010. The Crianza 2007, awarded with Golden Bachus of the Spanish Union of Wine Tasters, has turned out to be exquisite. Also surprisingly, Brut Veritas or as it is well-known,  Veritas Dolç demonstrates the craftsmanship of the cellar of José Luis Ferrer.

In an authentic historical environment, you can visit the Cellar and enjoy tasting the Ferrer wines. Or you can celebrate your next company or private Event in the Cellar: the hall, the wines and even the menus will make of this celebration something original and unique.

In vino veritas. In the wine lies the truth.

Bodegas José L. Ferrer in Binissalem

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Macià Batle: Wines with Soul

Located in Santa Maria del Camí, Macià Batle’s vineyards have been producing wine since 1856. The vineyards, expanded in 1998 and 2006, are provided with the most modern installations, machinery and high technology. A new generation of wine growers and oenologists continue to use traditional methods to prepare the most modern wines on the market.

The vineyards are directed by Sebastià Rubí and Ramon Servalls i Batle, whom both continue the family tradition of the harmony between wine and art. This is reflected in their “Private Reserva”. The labels, each year are created by renowned artists such as Rebecca Horn, Jaume Plensa, Yannick Vu, Ramon Canet or Erwin Bechtold, therefore becoming unique art labels.

Under the appellation of origin Binissalem, the Maciá Batle wine cellars, cultivate mostly traditional grapes: Mantonegro or Callet for red wine and Prensal for white wines.

Year after year, their wines are gold medal winners in national and international contests: “Macià Batle Blanc of Blancs 2008”, won the Grand Gold Medal in Berlin in 2009, and gold medal in the International Wine Masters competition amongst others; “Macià Private Batle Reserva 2005” brought to Santa Maria the gold medals of the International Sommelier Awards of England and from Expovina in Switzerland; “Macià Batle Crianza 2006” also received numerous Gold medals in 2009 – the one of the World Contest of Brussels, Mundus Vini Germany, International Contest of Wines in Seville and the Berliner Wein Trophy.

Apart from its exceptional wines, Macià Batle has a wide range of delicatessen goods to offer its clients. Combining tradition and innovation, with new lines of flavours and compositions, the vineyard shows the exquisiteness of the Majorcan cuisine.

Group visits are available for wine tasting with small aperitifs in two different rooms. The number for telephone reservations is 971 14 00 14.

Enjoy visiting the Vineyard Macià Batle in Santa Maria!

Macià Batle: Wines with Soul

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    Bodegas Macià Batle
    Camí Coanegra, s/n
    Santa Maria del Cami
    Majorca
    Tel.: +34 971 140014
    www.maciabatle.com

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Wine Region of "Pla i Llevant"

Today, we would like to introduce you to the bodegas of the “Pla i Llevant” region. This area in the center and eastern part of Mallorca has received the certificate of origin in 1999, which guarantees the wines to be of a high quality and grown according to strict regulations. As opposed to the region around Binissalem, Pla i Llevant vintners include imported grapes like for example Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay to improve the overall quality of the wines, as well as growing pure wines.

We start our wine tour in Algaida at Vins Ca’n Majoral. Our first glass will be a red wine, the 2000 Tinto, the Vin Ca’n Majoral Son Roig, a Crianza made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes, which has been stored in French and East-European oak barrels for 12 months. If you prefer to start with a glass of white wine, we recommend the 2000 Blanc Butibalausi, a young and very fruity wine with a flowery taste of the various local Prensal grapes. Where do you find this vinyard? Can Mayoral is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, which diverts off Calle del Campanar in Algaida.

Our next stop is at the Bodegues Jaume Mesquida, in Calle Vileta 7, near the Plaza in the center of the village of Porreres. The history of the Mesquida family dates back to 1589. As the family has continuously improved their knowledge and built on their expertise through the centuries, it is no surprise that even the youngest vintner of the family is counted amongst the best of the country, and that his name is still Jaume Mesquida. We would like to recommend you the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, a cherry-colored wine, elegantly full-bodied with a very harmonious character.

Villages like Felanitx and Manacor have been maintaining the tradition of growing wine for generations. For this reason it is always worthwhile to take a detour to the South to Felanitx and the Bodegues Armero i Adrover in Calle Camada Reial. Here you will find an excellent selection of delicious white and red wines of both Mallorcan and French grapes.

In Manacor, we will visit a total of three wine cellars. We start at Vins Toni Gelabert. This vintner’s philosophy is it to produce wines with a Mediterranean personality. The accomplished result is the very interesting 2000 Ses Hereves red wine, a Crianza wine combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. This wine comes straight from the barrel, un-clarified and unfiltered. You will find the Bodega in Son Fangos, which is located along the Felanitx-Manacor road at the Son Macia turn, where you take the opposite road and follow it for 1,3 km until the Bodega comes into view.

Our tour continues to the well-known Bodegas Pere Seda. Here you have to try a glass of the 2002 white Blanco Chardonnay, as well as the 2001 red Tinto Mossèn, both excellent wines. If you turn at the first gas station in Felanitx and at the end of the road look for Calle del Cid Campeador, Pere Seda is located at no. 22.

The last wine stop in the Manacor area will be a visit with vintner Miguel Gelabert. His Chardonnay achieved it for the first time that a Mallorcan wine was awarded a gold medal for the best white wine in Spain at the International Wine Fair in Madrid in 2001. But you should also sample his 2000 Gran Vinya Son Caules, which is produced to 80 percent from local grapes.

Our next destination is Petra, where Bodega Miguel Oliver is praised in three of the favored Spanish wine guides. You will find them in Calle de la Font 26, where Miguel Oliver’s daughter – certified in enology – runs the family business. Their wines belong to the elite of Mallorcan wines, and are at the top of the list of wine aficionados.

Organic Products Route

Today, in our report, we are going to cross Mallorca from one end to the other. We are going to visit some bio country estates and taste products completely free from chemicals. This is the organic products route of Mallorca.

We start in Algaida. At the end of the Calle del Campanar we can find the winery “Vins Ca’n Majoral”, where the strict rules of ecology are followed. Here, we recommend you the “Blanc Butibalause” of 2000, a wine with a fruit bouquet and a fruit taste that has various grapes “Prensal”, the ones used for white wine in the island. If you prefer red wine, do not hesitate to taste a glass of vintage wine “Son Boig 2000.”

From Algaida we move to Llucmajor, because after tasting these wines our stomach asks for some solid food. The company Bio-Mallorca will offer us vegetarian hamburgers, organic croquettes or some pâté. The products of Bio-Mallorca are remarkable not only for their taste, but also for the presentation and decoration of fruits in syrup and preserved vegetables. You can buy these products at “Embutidos Escala”, in Calle Ronda Ponent, 66 , located between the road of S’Arenal and the one that goes in the direction of S’Aranjassa.

You can also buy some fresh, organic fruits and vegetables near Manacor. The products “Biel Oliver” belong to the agricultural cooperative “Es Vinyol”, located in the same road towards Felanitx. Just for you to find it easier, beside the petrol station there is the Camino de Son Fangos, at the kilometer 3, there is a sign that indicates the way to the cooperative.

In Capdepera it is worth to visit the bio country estate “Binefela”. Its cows belong to a special breed, which has horns. There are only 400 examples in the world. The production of fruits, vegetables and wheat is not just organic but also biodynamic. Home-made honey is particularly delicious. The country estate is located between Capdepera and Cala Ratjada, heading for Cala Mesquida, in the Camí de Cala Moltó.

Once in Petra, do not forget to visit the country estate “Sa Taulera”. You will enjoy the dairy products, vegetables and fruits organically grown.

After having some food and drink, we may thing at eating something sweet. In the cooperative “Camp Mallorquí”, in Consell, a healthy dessert is waiting for us: some dried fruits, such as Majorcan almonds and carob. In the past, carob was used to make syrup; nowadays, it is the most important ingredient for the famous liqueur “Palo”, which is a digestive. The cooperative is located at Avenida del Raiguer, 5, in the industrial estate of Consell.

Now, if you feel like having some good wine, we shall move to Santa María, to the winery “Jaume de Puntiró”, which is familiar to us because of our route Wines of Binissalem. This wine is made following the agricultural rules and, consequently, it is organic. One of its specialities is the Vi Dolç – Sweet Wine  –, which is a gold semi-sweet wine that ripens for 12 months in oak barrels, just to achieve its warm bouquet.

We cannot finish with this route without making a stop in Sóller. The country estate “Fet a Sóller” – made in Sóller – is known around the island by its variety of high-quality products: fig bread, honey, infusions, jams and dried tomatoes in olive oil. “Fet a Sóller” is located at Camí des Dragonar.

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The Country Wine Route

The country wine route – “Vins de la terra” is taking us to Andratx, Alaro and Inca today. These country wines are by no means to be classified as simple “table wines”. The fact that they do not receive a quality classification according to the certificate of origin “Denominació d’Origen”, because their stocks grow outside the two well known wine regions Binissalem and Pla i Llevant, do not at all imply them to be of a lesser standard.

You may test their quality for yourself at the vinyard Bodegues Santa Catarina in Andratx. Our recommendation are the 2002 White “Blanco” as well as the blush or rosé “Rosado”, and if you prefer red wine you should sample the fruity 2000 Merlot.

From Andratx we head to Alaro. The vines of the vinyard Castell Miquel are not yet being marketed in Mallorca, but are being exportet directly to Germany. You may taste the specially well rounded 2001 Castell Miquel red (tinto) and white (blanco).

Inca is home to one of the oldest vinyards in Mallorca, Son Bordils, with a reputation that reaches far beyond the island. Our special recommendation here is their white wine: the pure 2002 Chardonnay, a robust wine containing 13 percent alcohol. Furthermore the Muscadet of the same year, as well as the Mallorquin Blanc de Reim Blanc which is made from local Prensal grapes.

At the end of your tasting journey, you may be able to relate to what legend says: The real motives of King James 1st of Aragon for wanting to conquer Mallorca and take it out of the grip of  the Moors, was to own the Mallorcan vineyards.

Vins Miquel Gelabert in Manacor

Vins Miquel Gelabert
C/ Sales, 50
E-07500 Manacor
Mallorca
Tel.: +34 971 821 444
www.vinsmiquelgelabert.net

Vins Miguel Gelabert is a small vineyard with great wines. It has won more than 80 prizes, guaranteeing the aims and the reputation of this tiny bodega. A pioneer in the development of elaborate techniques of high-class wines, the vineyard works to recover almost extinct grapes. Today, 10 years after the first bottle of wine left Mallorca, more than 50% of its wine production is being exported.

– Vins Miquel Gelabert, in Manacor, Mallorca.

Vins Miquel Gelabert in Manacor