That life begins only after retirement, is currently proven by Raimundo Alabern. For many years he´d been working for the agricultural foundation of Sa Nostra bank. The development of new forms of vine growing in Mallorca was his daily business. After retirement he decided to plant his own vineyards. His daughter Isabell, who at that time swapped journalism for engineering, helped him. That was 15 years ago.
On the family estate in the Tramuntana mountains, outside the village of Puigpunyent, vines have been grown for centuries. There are only a few wineries on Mallorca which look as grand as Son Puig. Once there, you feel as though you’re travelling back in time. The father-daughter team runs the estate harmoniously. Together they show us the property. They love to welcome guests to the estate and to tell them about their daily work.
The old manor house and cellars were carefully renovated and adapted to the needs of a modern wine cellar. Raimundo´s son is a successful architect, and supervised construction. The stainless steel tanks had to be custom built. Conventional ones would not have fit through the ancient, small doorways. Professionalism is the standard here. You taste it when sampling the wine.
Gran Son Puig 2010
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo & Callet.
It pours into the glass with a ruby-red colour. The bouquet is very spicy and smells of Mediterranean herbs and black cherries. In the mouth it is smooth, yet powerful. Very long-lasting finish.
This wine makes its own reputation.
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