There is no other winery on the island showing its two different faces so succinctly. On the one hand the old walls of the ‘Possessió Binicomprat”’ today house a country hotel with ten rooms. On the other hand there´s the modern, minimalist bodega building with a conference room built from purpose-built timber OSB panels – and with picturesque views across the vineyards. This hi-tech production facility could also be situated in Switzerland or Austria. The contrast also shows that the two generations are closely linked and respect each other.
Carlos Moragues, a young and pleasant oenologist and direct descendant of the founding family, now runs the affairs of the bodega. His mother and his uncle gave him not only a great responsibility, but also a lot of work. Over the years, the mother and uncle team planted new vines again and again and tried different crops on different soils: A terrible game for every oenologist, because it´s similar to the game of cat-and-mouse. “But that is precisely what gives it its charm,” says Carlos. Actually, they have six different kinds of red grapes. But through the different layers and soils of the vineyards and the many ways of editing, it seems to be twice as many.
Carlos’s bodega was one of the first to export its wines, mostly into German-speaking countries. Certainly also due to him speaking fluent German. Currently almost 70 per cent of the total production is sold abroad. With only three reds and one white wine, the range is rather small. The credo of Carlos is to produce “not mass, but a first-class wine”. And this has been even more successful since they switched to organic farming. “This allowed us to significantly increase our sales,” Carlos proudly explains. The careful use of Mallorcan soil, the vines, and the product is included in the label OM.
OM 500 2013
31% Cabernet, 25% Manto Negro, 23%Syrah, 21% Callet.
This wine is already a highlight in the glass – with elegant cherry-red reflections. The bouquet is fruity, almost jammy, with a hint of vanilla. It powerfully strikes the palate, always juicy and full of fruit. The spicy aftertaste is perfect.
This wine wants to be drunk!
OM Selecció 2013
35% Manto Negro, 35% Merlot, 25% Cabernet & 5% Callet.
In the glass, this OM selection is already convincing. The garnet colour shines into one’s face. The bouquet is pleasantly strong, with notes from typical island spices and ripe fruit. On the palate it releases many aromas, but certainly will improve over the next two to five years.
Let this wine breathe; it has room for improvement.
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