Welcoming us this Monday morning at Aromata – one of Palma´s most beautiful patios – Andreu had completed a trip around the island already. His cell phone vibrates and rings continuously. Meanwhile, we are fortunate to have managed to get an appointment.
When asked about his new projects, he takes pen and paper, and outlines the sophisticated layout of the vast country estate Predi Son Jaumell. In addition to the chicken coop there are a vegetable and a herb gardens, next to the strawberry field, and a few fruit trees.
The olive trees are well-established and already produce the company’s own olive oil. The vines, though, were recently planted. Therefore, the yield is still very low with 4,000 bottles. But the young restaurateur – with his wine named after him – proves that he is striving still higher: “We want to impress our guests with fresh, local ingredients, and our own vineyard is part of the overall concept.” Is he “reaching for the stars”? He smiles and answers literally: “Todo cae con su peso”, which means “everything at the right time”.
In 2014 this native of Inca won a sought-after Michelin Star with his creative cooking. Even with the wine, Andreu works wisely and patiently. He hired Luís Armero as the winemaker for his project. In his Bodega Armero i Alcover, Andreu´s grapes are processed for future wine. His wine is served only in his own restaurant – up to now. But he´s probably already planned more extensive future marketing in his mind.
In the glass this wine has an intense garnet red. Nuanced, it exudes its fragrance. Ripe fruits, like currant and raspberry, as well as licorice and black pepper are present. On the palate it is young, with a dense tannin structure. The finish is joyful and tasty.
Excellent companion to a Michelin-starred dinner.
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