September is back and Hotel Son Jaumell in Majorca has just celebrated its third season of the grape harvest. The beautiful vineyards provide grapes to make excellent wines bearing the Predi Son Jaumell brand. Our hotel guests will be treated to an authentic experience as they watch the slow growth of the grapes, participate in their harvest and then finally savour them during wine tasting sessions.
Son Jaumell has already said goodbye to its grape bunches, grown over the course of many months and ripened to the perfect point. The vineyards cover an area of two hectares, from which approximately 6,000 kilos of the Giró variety and 7,000 kilos of Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested. With such precious natural resources, they proudly produce their own red and white wines with the home grown flavour of Son Jaumell.
Guests who stay at the hotel can participate in the grape harvest, visit the winery and enjoy wine tasting sessions, with prior reservations. “They love the experience and appreciate the brand Predi Son Jaumell, that the wine is our own creation. They can also visit the vineyard every day, it’s something truly special,” says Susanne Turowski, director of Hotel Son Jaumell, who also points out some of the wines’ characteristics: “The whites are defined by their citrus aromas and flavours; the reds will remind you of raspberry aromas.”
Son Jaumell grows its own grapes with the warmth of the Mediterranean sun and richness of the local soil. Once picked, the grapes are then transported to Armero i Adrover Vinicultors, a traditional winery in the rural town of Felanitx, where the process that began its journey at the country hotel in Majorca continues. Approximately four to six weeks later, they return to the hotel in the form of spectacular wines. In addition to collaborating with the hotel, this winery also works with chef Andreu Genestra to create the wines served at his restaurant.
Andreu Genestra loves to offer products directly created by his team, which is why in addition to growing his own vegetable garden, he also makes his own wine with the collaboration of the winery in Felanitx. The restaurant’s sommelier, Joan Arboix, describes some of their characteristics as follows:
The Giró Ros grape variety allows for the elaboration of a white wine that can be enjoyed as early as in its second year without the process of aging in a barrel.
With a pale rose colour, this wine is easy to drink and quite refreshing.
This fruity wine reminds us of the cabernet sauvignon grape with dark fruit flavours, spices and a hint of pepper which can be enjoyed from now through its third year.