Luxurious Spanish Island Breaks For Wine Connoisseurs
Step away from the crowds of the Mallorcan and Lanzarote resorts and you’ll uncover the fascinating wine-growing areas of these stunning islands.
If, whenever you think about the Spanish islands, your mind conjures up images of busy Mallorcan and Lanzarote resorts, it’s time to rethink. Let me introduce you to another facet of these popular destinations, a aspect of rural idylls the place you possibly can pattern domestically grown wines in lovely distant places.
Lately the wines of Spain’s common islands of Lanzarote and Mallorca have begun to make ripples amongst the world’s main oenophiles – though admittedly the ripples are small ones as befits the size of the islands they come from.
But while the world may be catching up, for me these wines are precious exactly because of their native nature. For my part that means the best place to try them is just a few kilometres from the place they had been made.
A Wine-Tasting Holiday to Mallorca
For centuries you could be arduous pushed to search out Mallorcan wines outdoors of Mallorca, and that’s not just because vine-rising and wine production on the island are limited. The truth is that the Mallorcan’s like their own wine a lot that they are glad to eat most of what they create themselves.
So while Mallorcan wine is a effectively-stored secret, I discovered the joy of sampling the scrumptious white Nounat – a blend of Chardonnay and the local Prensal Blanc grape – while sitting on a terrace overlooking the Bodegas Binigrau where the grapes were grown.
I’ve since been again countless times to journey around the regions of Binissalem and Pla i Llevant, the place most of the wine on the island is made, and each time I’ve made a brand new discovery and located a new favorite vintage.
To try and replicate that wonderful expertise, we have added the luxurious Es Moli resort to our assortment. Set in the unspoilt, rural countryside of Mallorca, with a wonderful terraced backyard and excellent restaurant, it makes the perfect base from which to discover the wines and vineyards of the island.
An Oenophile Adventure in Lanzarote
The first thing you’ll notice, once you get away from the Lanzarote resorts around the coast, is the strange stone piles you see littering the countryside. What you could not at first realise, is that you’ve stumbled upon the island’s vine-rising area.
The stone piles are one of the methods the viniculturists right here have devised to overcome the tough terrain and produce some critically good wines. Having to take care of volcanic soil and robust winds, the wine-makers have found an ingenious method of battling the surroundings, by digging their vines into dugouts and surrounding them with stone windbreaks.
Top-of-the-line locations to see this, and then to taste the superb result, are the estates of La Geria. The world liable for stone island shorts fake a lot of the wine produced on the island, La Geria is an ideal place for would-be wine connoisseurs to visit.
For these trying to turn out to be more conversant in the wines of this region, we provide the perfect vacation choice of a stay on the boutique resort, La Casona de Yaiza. With simply 10 elegantly designed bedrooms and a tranquil, rural environment, the resort gives a luxurious base from which to discover the local bodegas.
So to your next vacation, keep away from the hustle and bustle of the Mallorcan and Lanzarote resorts and instead let us arrange a grown-up oenophile experience, so you’ll be able to uncover a distinct aspect to those stunning islands.