No12 Fine Wines and provisions refurbish their temperature controlled wine cellar in Mallorca
No12 Fine Wines and provisions, based in Palma de Mallorca are gearing up for the 2016 charter season and have finished refurbishing their new temperature controlled wine cellar.
Located just off Club de Mar, in Avenue the Joan Miro, the wine cellar holds a vast selection of some of your favourite wines including powerful Italian super Tuscans, classy Bordeaux 1st growths and even a few bottles of the internationally acclaimed Burgundy Romanée Conti.
Charlotte Painter, an ex-chief stewardess who runs the office, enthusiastically explains which wines have become extremely popular for her charter guests. She points out that Rosé wines are still one of the staple wines on most yachts during charter season and justifies this trend explaining that nothing pairs better with BBQ’s and Mediterranean food under the Spanish sun. Domaines Ott, Château Romassan and Château D’Esclans Whispering Angel being two of her best sellers.
Ms Painter reveals that this year she has an increase in requests for Burgundy Pinot Noirs which can be appreciated on a cool summer evening, but she also points out that in contrast powerful Italian wines such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia are still a perfect pairings with grilled steaks.
Oaked Chardonnay, this year, has definitely increased in popularity and she explained that she is stocking a good selection of Montrachets and Meursault to satisfy that palate, but exclaims that New Sauvignon blanc is still the number one white wine best seller. She reveals she has a new star wine in this category ….at an unbelievable price.
Charlotte then brought out a lovely bottle Duckhorn ‘three Palms’ Merlot wine from the cellar for us to open. She explained that Californian wines have also increased in popularity and now I know why – It was sublimely fantastic.
‘It makes such a difference when the wine is stored properly’, Charlotte explained as we both took another sip of this complex Merlot. She continued ‘When the bottle is kept at the right temperature it matures in a way the winemaker intended and reveals its full potential once opened. If we’re supplying fine wines, we have to make sure our clients receive them in optimum condition’