Only three of the 50 employees who work for German medicinal plants guru Prof. Michael Popp are of German descent. But everything here is firmly in German hands. The guided tour leads us from the vineyard to the bodega, with the wine press, towards the tasting room. The “good old well-known German virtues” are immediately present: everything is clean, tidy, and well organized. Nothing is left to chance. Young German winemaker Thomas Wambsganss has been working in the company for 10 years now and he is largely responsible for the product range.
With ‘Stairway to Heaven’ he has created a best seller for German fans only. Almost every German wine lover on the island gives ‘Stairway to Heaven’ the prize for the most beloved Mallorcan wine. Many things are different at Castell Miquel. The bottles are regularly sold out. It is the only producer on the island with glass bottle tops – for Spanish wineries unthinkable, but a trendy highlight for German customers. All vines are said to be grown organically. But the wines are not officially certified as such – due to a difficult choice within the range of organic seals.
The currently very popular local grape varieties are not grown at Castell Miquel. “Our varieties suit our soil and there are no truly indigenous varieties on Mallorca after all. The Romans brought the wine to the island.”
Stairway to Heaven Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Light violet reflections in the glass. The scent is a benchmark for Cabernet Sauvignons matured in oak barrels: aromas of blackcurrant and herbs, slightly animalistic. On the palate it is a marriage of fruit and wood with a strong spiciness; well done by the winemaker. Short but crispy finish.
Great Mallorcan Cabernet, competing with cheaper products at stores.
Stairway to Heaven Shiraz 2010
A red shimmering, almost black-purple, surprises us in the glass. The bouquet has fantastic notes of blackberry, blueberry, and plum. The palate opens a book from which you want to read. Fruity, fresh and very subtle notes surprise. A very balanced aftertaste completes the impression!
A very complex island Syrah.
More about Wine on Mallorca
When it comes to Mallorcan wine, there is now a huge amount of variety and choice, so choosing one can be a very difficult and almost overwhelming task. […] Mallorcan Wine
Catavinos is one of the leading wine distributors on Mallorca, providing a selection of more than 1,200 wines and champagnes and excellent knowledge and advice on the various wines available. […] Catavinos Wine Distributors Mallorca
The 101 Best Wines of Mallorca 2015
You can now read the new abcMallorca guide to the 101 best wines for 2015 online.
If you appreciate good wine then you are going to love this magazine about the 101 best wines of Mallorca as carefully tested and selected by our wine connoisseur. Enjoy the best of Mallorca. […] The 101 Best Wines of Mallorca
See the full listing of the Best Wines & Wine Events on Mallorca.
We hope you found this article about Castell Miquel useful and that you have many memorable moments as a result of our recommendations.
We are always pleased to hear from you, so do send us your feedback by email to: email@example.com.