One of the most innovative and craziest viticulture projects is currently under construction in Santanyí. The young winery has been subjected to biodynamic principles. Living with nature is not just lip service for Miquel Manresa. Commercially run vineyards are ploughed and ploughed: the vines shall not compete with other plants.
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The Son Alegre soil, however, is not artificially changed. Respect for life of any kind is the most important thing. Every wild flower, every worm, every bee, and a variety of insects contribute to the circle of life. The vines are just a part of it. The principle is: “Leave nature undisturbed in the best possible way.” The sporadic watering for the plants comes from private wells. Electricity is produced by solar panels without CO2 emissions. Everything is well organised and gets back to the roots of winemaking.
The Romans brought viticulture to the island, about 2000 years ago. The former ideas, philosophies, and methods have been transferred by Son Alegre to the here and now. Much is currently under construction. For technical equipment they have a joint-venture with Luis Armero bodega. But soon they´ll have their own barrels. Anyone who wants to taste Son Alegre wines, can do this every Saturday at the weekly market in Santanyí. There is a special market stand.
Sa Porta Murada 2011
A light cherry-coloured wine pours into the glass. The bouquet is exceptionally floral, with a little touch of herbs. The effect on the palate is fresh, with many fruity flavours. Even the finish in the mouth maintains this freshness.
Beautiful, fresh full-flavoured Merlot.
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