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 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 occasions
Son Mayol supplies two storable 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.
As the wines of Son Mayol are often drunk on special occasions, a good part of our production is marketed in Magnum and double Magnum bottles.
Son Mayol benefits from roughly thirty five “Terroirs” and therefore from a combination of a lot of different influences: 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.
2018 Grand Vin
The Grand Vin 2021 contains around 85% Cabernet und 15% Merlot.
The wine is highly concentrated and has a dark ruby sheen. Comprised from a variety of different aromas, the nose of this wine has notes of fresh red fruits from the Merlot but also riper dark fruits like red current and blackberry, blended with toasted and chocolaty aromas from the barrel-ageing. It has a robust palate with elegant and long-lasting tannins that linger in your mouth, supported by an acidity that is worthy of any great vintage.
2018 Premier Vin
The Premier Vin 2018: this vintage Premier Vin de Son Mayol benefits from a mix of around 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet.
The Premier Vin 2018 is an extremely delicate wine with a nose of red berries, raspberries and cherries, blended with aromas of vanilla to create an odour that hints at the subtlety of this wine even before it hits your palate. On the palate, the wine gets off to a very silky and full-bodied start, followed by a perfect balance of silky and round tannins… the wine ends with a freshness typical of our terroir and notes of fresh fruits.
2017 Grand vin
A vintage in vogue!!
Ideal for fruity Cabernets!!
The Grand Vin 2017 contains about 85% Cabernet and 15% Merlot.
Highly concentrated, this wine appears more reserved and austere, albeit with good aeration; the roasted aromas mixed with delicious black fruit also start to become apparent.
This delayed expression of flavours, associated with the firm (but not astringent) tannins, results in one of the best vins de garde, which can potentially be stored for a very long time, since it meets all the criteria for ageing in bottle.
2016 Grand vin
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.
2015 Grand vin
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.
2014 Grand vin
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.
2017 Premier vin
Premier Vin 2017: For this vintage, Son Mayol’s Premier Vin has a larger Cabernet component than usual at 40%, with the remaining 60% being Merlot.
The ready-to-drink Premier Vin 2017 exhibits its youth in all its fruity splendour, though it is also more than capable of ageing… This 2017 is very expressive and packed full of sunny style!! The black currant and blackberries of the Cabernet are the first of its aromas, followed by notes of vanilla and pepper. The wine is initially silky, almost sugary, before developing a round and silky fullness, and ending with the fruity notes of its nose.
2016 Premier vin
The Premier Vin 2016 is the hallmark of its primary grape variety, the Merlot. It has a well-rounded, velvety and fruity nose. The Cabernet grapes add a solid texture, meaning it can keep extraordinarily well over time and in your wine cellar.
Its taste is distinguished by new red fruit, harmoniously enhanced by vanilla and roasted notes. On the palate, it reveals its full body with silky tannins. It is the perfect choice for when you want to enjoy a light, fruity, modern wine with friends.
2015 Premier vin
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.
2014 Premier vin
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.
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.
The winemakers of Son Mayol
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 (Château Mouton Rothschild 20 years as technical director). 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.
We will always have good memories of him, and are grateful to him for the positive co-operation, the friendship filled with laughter and the fantastic project he created here!
As technical director, Marie is responsible for staffing and the entire process from planting to the finished wine, upholding the high quality standards every day.
She grew up in Bordeaux, where she completed all her training in oenology and winery management, and has extensive experience.
She has set up and managed wineries in Bordeaux, Chile, India and Russia. As a result, she speaks four languages and has familiarised herself with winegrowing in the most diverse of climatic conditions.
Thanks to her long-time co-operation with Patrick and Bertrand, she and Bertrand form an experienced team that ensures the plantations and the Bodega comply with the highest standards of technology and methods of top French winegrowing.
Etienne de Rességuier
As Export Director, Etienne is responsible for organising the sale of Bodega Son Mayol wines all over the world, and for supporting our sales partners abroad. He has been involved in this area for the last 15 years and is very familiar with the situation in different countries.
He has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Purpan Higher School of Agriculture and a Master of Science (OIV) in Grape and Wine Management.
Together with Marie and Bertrand, he makes sure that Bodega Son Mayol‘s high quality standards are also found in the relationship with our customers. Commitment, reliability and tireless rigor are essential for this, from production all the way through to supporting our business partners in their activities in different markets.
Bertrand Léon has taken over the reins of his father Patrick as consultant of the Bodega Son Mayol, ensuring Patrick’s work can continue.
He completed all his training in oenology and winery management in Bordeaux, working with his father even as a young student. Since 2011, he has been the technical director of the famous Chateau d’Esclans, and also runs the Chateau Les Troix Crois family business.
He is very familiar with the Bodega Son Mayol and Marie Barbé and helps to ensure continuity in the style, expression and high quality of the red wines. Just like his father, he only accepts wines of the highest quality. We look forward to working with Bertrand as we continue to make the highest quality wines.
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 talented artists. Once the wine from a particular year is ready for sale, the artists exhibit their work in the Bodega.
2018 Dan Eidenbenz
A tribute to the wine legend Patrick Léon who created and developed Son Mayol. Drawn by Dan Eidenbenz, an artist from Lichtenstein who lives and works in Zurich.”
2017 Joan Costa
The label of the GRAND VIN 2017 features of a work from the series "Imaginaciones" by the artist Joan Costa.
2016 Rafa Forteza
The label of the GRAND VIN 2016 features of the piece Waiting Dreams by artist Rafa Forteza (www.rafaforteza.net).
2015 Ramón Canet
For the GRAND VIN 2015 label, the artist Ramón Canet (www.ramoncanet.com) has created the 70x100cm vinyl on paper „Untitled“ 2017 painting.
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.
Whether it be environmentally friendly cattle farming or wine-growing, our focus is always on working within nature’s natural framework – not against it.
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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-
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