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Castell Miquel

The estate is located next to the municipality of Alaró on the Balearic Island Mallorca high up in the Tramuntana mountains. The name is derived from the first name of the owner (Spanish spelling for "Michael"). It is owned by the German family company Bionorica (the world's leading manufacturer of herbal medicines) in the Upper Palatinate Neumarkt. The company is now run by the third generation of Prof. Dr. Michael A. Popp managed. He explains the objective of the new winegrowing branch: "Our goal is to produce wine that is internationally top in both its sensual and health-promoting dimensions." the foundation stone for high quality wines was laid. Large investments were made in vineyards, vineyards, modern technology and production / bottling plants. As oenologist Núria Tuduri is responsible.

The vineyards, spread over several areas, cover a total of 38 hectares. The centerpiece is a 3.8 hectare steep slope on which the vines grow on an ancient stone staircase that has been extensively restored. The wines grown here are appropriately named "Stairway to Heaven". The varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are cultivated. The vineyards are cultivated according to the rules of the Organic viticulture farmed. This includes the promotion of beneficials as well as a minimal use of chemical agents.

Under the brand name "Castell Miquel" mainly red wines, but also white wines are pressed. The red wines are fermented in state-of-the-art mash divers with an oak casing. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are aged in Hungarian and French barriques for 12 months. The wines are marketed in the quality level "Serra de Tramuntana-Costa Nord". A Syrah cava (sparkling wine) has also been produced since 2007. In Porreres there is another 18 hectares of vineyards from which a VT “Illes Balears” is produced. And in the DO area Binissalem 15.5 hectares are cultivated. The bottles come with the glass cap Vinolok bottled. As with a drug, the health beneficial ingredients scientifically analyzed and shown (à la package insert) on the back label. Around 180,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.

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