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THE MAOTHAI WINES

The bulk of MAOTHAI WINES consists of Spanish wines chosen to pair well the intense flavors that characterize Thai food. Our menu comprises some share of wines from local Mallorquin estates that grow their grapes organically. We intend, thus, to support quality growers committed to high sustainability and ecology standards.

Our well-selected choice of wines may please most of our guests but you are welcome to bring your own wine in to the restaurant, doing so please take into consideration the CORKAGE FEE of € 15 per 0,75cl bottle.

An A-CLASS FLORAL DRY WINE as well as aromatic and mineralic wines like the ones yielded from muscat, gewürztraminer and Riesling grapes are recommended because they mostly provide for a good balance of high acidity, low spirits and sugar.  VERDEJOS, ALBARIÑOS, RIESLINGS and alike, with acidity, balanced fruit flavors, sweetness and low alcohol, are quite often a perfect match (try our white house wine BEATRIX from DO Rueda). They quell the heat that comes with some Thai dishes. Drier whites are fine, preferably with dishes that aren't spicy or sweet. For Red wines you may have to consider that most reds will taste stronger than they really are with spicy food particularly if the score high in tannin and alcohol.

NON FLORAL WINES as sauvignon blanc, Chablis or pouilly-fumee, generally dry and crisp some with citrus flavors pair well with Thai dishes.

CHARDONNAYS - crisp, dry wines with a fairly comprehensive appeal that go well with most of Thai dishes some of them well oaked.

GREAT WHITES are full bodied and have a more velvety taste due to lower acidity levels. They are generally older. White burgundies with high alcohol and an explicit oak character, often aged for years, may be another choice.

ROSÉS Some times dry, like the French ones from the Côte d’Azure, sometimes fruity and strong bodied like the central Spanish Gran Caos on our wine list.

REDS Low-tannin reds will do fine with a large number of our dishes. Spanish DOs offer good cabernet sauvignons, TEMPRANILLOS, or cuvees of the latter with GARNACHA/Grenache, syrah and merlot. There is an abundant choice of fine reds in the Spanish wine universe that there is hardly any need to look abroad for alternatives.

The base grape of Burgundy, PINOT NOIR, moderate in alcohol, low in tannin - theses wines work well with the subtle, non-spicy dishes but still remain niche-products in Spain.

Shirazes and Merlots of excellent quality, smooth and complex, full bodied but of moderate palate – can be found in the Northeastern region where our house wine reds com mostly from.




MAOTHAI WINE LIST

TINTOS DE MALLORCA
ROTWEINE AUS MALLORCA
LOCAL RED WINES OF MALLORCA
500 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 13,5% 0,75 27
SON BORDILS Inca MALLORCA
501 SYRAH 14% 0,75 24
SON BORDILS Inca MALLORCA
503 BUTIBALAUSI Tinto 13% 0,75 14
80% Mantonegro Callet Syrah
Can Majoral Algaida A.Oliver MALLORCA
504 MB CRIANÇA 13,5% 0,75 15
80% Mantonegro 10% Callet 10% Cabernet
Macia Batle Binnissalem MALLORCA
505 MB RESERVA PRIVADA 14,5% 0,75 30
Macia Batle Binnissalem MALLORCA
506 MB P. DE MARIA A√ĎADA 14% 0,75 20
85% Mantonegro 15% Callet
Macia Batle Binnissalem MALLORCA
507 AIA 13,5% 0,75 26
100% Merlot
M. Oliver Petra MALLORCA
508 SES FERRITGES 13% 0,75 17
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
M. Oliver Petra MALLORCA
509 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 12,5% 0,75 30
Castell Miquel Alaro Prof.Dr. Popp
Cabernet Sauvignon MALLORCA
510 MERLOT Son Prim 13,5% 0,75 18
Sencelles Terra Illes Baleares MALLORCA
511 AN/1 13,5% 0,75 50
Callet Cabernet Mantonegro Syrah
ANIMA NEGRA Felanitx MALLORCA
512 AN/2 13,5% 0,75 28
Callet Cabernet Mantonegro Syrah
ANIMA NEGRA MALLORCA
513 TORRENT NEGRE 13% 0,75 44
Cabernet Merlot Syrah
M. Gelabert Manacor MALLORCA
514 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 13,5% 0,75 32
M. Gelabert Manacor MALLORCA
515 SI√ď CRIAN√áA 13,5% 0,75 27
55% Mantonegro 27% Cabernet 18% Syrah
Ribas SA. Consell MALLORCA
516 NEGRE ROURE 13% 0,75 15
73% Mantonegro 18% Cabernet 15% Syrah
Ribas SA. Consell MALLORCA
517 RIBAS DE CABRERA 14% 0,75 46
50% Mantonegro 35%Cabernet 15% Syrah
Ribas SA. Consell MALLORCA
518 OM SYRAH 13,5% 0,75 24
Posessio Binicomprat Algaida MALLORCA
Gabriel O. Moragues
519 MERLOT 110 13,5% 0,75 32
Vins Nadal Binissalem MALLORCA
TINTOS DE LA PENINSULA Y OTROS
REDS OF THE SPANISH MAINLAND & OTHERS
IBERISCHE ROTWEINE UND ANDERE
530 JEAN LEON 13% 0,75 25
PENED√ąS Cabernet Sauvignon
531 ALLENDE 13% 0,75 25
RIOJA Tempranillo
532 CASTILLO YGAY 13% 0,75 45
RIOJA Logro√Īo
75%Tempran. 13% Mazuelo 10% Garnacha
533 200 MONGES 13,5% 0,75 47
RIOJA RESERVA
534 PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES 13,5% 0,75 21
RIBERA DEL DUERO JOVEN ROBLE
Tempranillo Cabernet Merlot
535 PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES 13,5% 0,75 28
RIBERA DEL DUERO CRIANCA
Tempranillo Cabernet Merlot
536 PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES 13,5% 0,75 50
RIBERA DEL DUERO RESERVA
Tempranillo Cabernet Merlot
537 CAN FEIXES RESERVA ESPECIAL 14% 0,75 40
Cabernet Merlot Ull de Llebre 1 de 8790 botellas
538 MARQUES DE C√ĀCERES 13% 0,75 17
RIOJA Tempranillo
539 SIGLO SACO CRIANÇA 13% 0,75 12
RIOJA
540 GOTIM BRU 13% 0,75 15
COSTERS DEL SEGRE
541 RAIMAT Cabernet Sauvignon 13% 0,75 22
COSTERS DEL SEGRE
542 EVO Gulbenzu 13% 0,75 23
Cabernet Merlot Tempranillo
TINTO DE LA CASA
HOUSE WINE RED HAUSWEIN ROT
555 0,15l 2,50
556 0,25l 3,50
557 0,5l 7,00
558 1,0l 12,50
BLANCOS DE MALLORCA
WEISSWEINE AUS MALLORCA
LOCAL WHITE WINES OF MALLORCA
560 BUTIBALAUSI Blanc 12% 0,75 14
Chardonnay Parellada Prensal Blanc
Can Majoral Algaida A.Oliver MALLORCA
561 MUSCAT 13,5% 0,75 19
SON BORDILS Inca MALLORCA
562 BLANC DE BLANC 13,5% 0,75 18
Prensal Blanc 100%
SON BORDILS Inca MALLORCA
563 MB BLANC DE BLANCS 13,5% 0,75 16
Prensal blanc (Moll) y Chardonnay
Macia Batle Binnissalem MALLORCA
564 ORIGINAL MUSCAT 12% 0,75 14
100% Moscatel
M. Oliver Petra MALLORCA
565 CHARDONNAY 11,5% 0,75 36
M. Gelabert Manacor MALLORCA
BLANCOS DE LA PENINSULA Y OTROS
SPANISH MAINLAND WHITE WINES & OTHERS
IBERISCHE UND ANDERE WEISSWEINE
570 PETIT CHARDONNAY 12,5% 0,75 24
J. LEON PENED√ąS
571 CHABLIS 12,5% 0,75 25
A.Parent FRANCIA
572 POUILLY-FUMEE 12% 0,75 32
La Moynerie FRANCIA
573 SANCERRE 12% 0,75 28
Chateaux Langlois FRANCIA
674 ALBARI√ĎO 12,5% 0,75 18
Zarate RIAS BAIXAS
575 BLANC SELECCIO 11,5% 0,75 17
Can Feixes P√ČNEDES
576 CHARDONNAY 13,5% 0,75 32
Can Feixes P√ČNEDES
577 VI√ĎA ESMERALDA Torres 13% 0,75 16
Moscatel Gew√ľrztraminer P√ČNEDES
578 CHARDONNAY 13% 0,75 16
Raimat COSTERS DEL SEGRE
BLANCO DE LA CASA
WHITE HOUSE WINE HAUSWEIN WEISS
590 0,15l 3,50
591 0,25l 4,50
592 0,5l 8,50
593 1,0l 14,50
ROSADOS DE LA PENINSULA Y OTROS
SPANISH MAINLAND ROS√Č WINES & OTHERS
IBERISCHE UND ANDERE ROS√ČWEINE
600 VINYA SON FANGOS ROSADO 13% 0,75 16,50
T. Gelabert MALLORCA
Merlot Syrah Callet
601 ROSADO 12,5% 0,75 12
J.L.Ferrer MALLORCA
602 ROS√Č DE PROVENCE 13% 0,75 19
Pioche&Cabanon J.L.Colombo FRANCIA
603 GRAN FEUDO Chivite 12,5% 0,75 12
Garnacha NAVARRA
ROSADOO DE LA CASA
ROS√Č HOUSE WINE HAUSWEIN ROS√Č
610
611 0,15l 2,50
612 0,25l 3,50
613 0,5l 7,00
1,0l 12,50
CHAMPAN & CAVA
CHAMPAIN & SPARKLING WINES
SEKTE & SCHAUMWEINE
670 MO√čT & CHANDON Brut FRANCIA 0,75 48
671 VEUVE CLIQUOT Brut FRANCIA 0,75 55
672 CAVA Brut Vilarnau ESPA√ĎA 0,75 17
678 LAMBRUSCO Tinto/Rosado ITALIA 0,75 12
679 CAVA DE CASA ESPA√ĎA 0,10 3




ABOUT SPANISH WINES

The following description of the regions where our wines come from is based upon Aris Ragouzeos’ SPANISH WINES.

DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN LAWS

Spanish wine laws govern much of the grape growing and winemaking practices. There is now a five-tier system as follows:

1. VdM (Vino de Mesa): Spain's equivalent of EU table wine.

2. VC (Vino Comarcal): Adds regional status to certain table wines.

3. VdlT (Vino de la Tierra): Spain's equivalent of French Vin de Pays.

4. DO (Denominacion de Origen): Spain's equivalent of French AOC and Italian DOC. Each DO region has its own Consejo Regulador, a local regulatory body to supervise regulations.

5. DOCa (Denominacion de Origen Calificada): Spain's equivalent of Italian DOCG where the wines are judged individually for high quality and regional characteristics.

Spanish wine laws also govern aging practices.

The three-tier system has the following minimum requirements for red wines:

1. CRIANZA: Varies with the DO but usually 1 year in cask and 1 year in bottle.

2. RESERVA: 1 year in cask and 2 years in bottle.

3. GRAN RESERVA: 2 years in cask and 3 years in bottle.

Rioja DO Granted DO status in 1926 and DOCa in 1991. Rioja claims a longer wine history than Bordeaux but the modern Spanish wine owes much of its character to Bordeaux's influence. When Phylloxera devastated the vineyards of France, Rioja was virtually invaded by the French looking for new vineyards to develop. The modern bodega was developed along the lines of a Bordeaux chateau. French vinification techniques and the practice of aging wines in small oak barrels had been introduced, although (as in most of Spain) American oak is preferred over French oak.

Rioja continues to produce some of Spain's finest wines, most notably red but some impressive whites as well. Although quality is variable and some re-definition of the Rioja style is evolving, when Rioja gets it right it is one of the worlds greatest red wines and wine values. Most prized are its elegance, balance, and rich fruit and forceful yet integrated vanilla sweet oak. Rioja reds are based on the indigenous TEMPRANILLO, Spain's greatest red grape, blended with varying amounts of GARNACHA (France's Grenache), MAZUELO (France's Carignane) and the indigenous Graciano. Rioja whites are based on Viura with some MALVASIA grapes and are clean and crisp with a fresh citrus taste.

Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions.

1. Rioja Baja: Dry with hot Mediterranean climate. Silt and clay soils yielding heavy, rustic wines based on GARNACHA.

2. Rioja Alavesa: The smallest and most hilly district. Dryer and warmer than Alta. Limestone based clay soil with moderating influences of the Atlantic ocean yields rich yet elegant wines based on the Tempranillo grape.

3. Rioja Alta: The highest and coolest district. The best sites are limestone based clay yielding TEMPRANILLO based wines somewhat leaner yet deeper and longer lived than Alavesa. Vineyards with silt-clay soils are usually planted with GARNACHA but the cool Atlantic breezes yield finer wines than Rioja Baja.

Ribera del Duero DO

The highly regarded and trendy Ribera del Duero has yielded wines from the bodegas of the century old Vega Sicilia and decades old Pesquera that have the depth and structure of the finest Bordeaux but the unique flavors of TEMPRANILLO. Their success has spawned many new and exiting bodegas eager to match their achievements. Ribera del Duero sits 2300-2600 feet above sea level on low yielding chalky soil. Its hot days yield intensely ripe flavors while cool nights and adequate rain help retain acidity, thus preventing over ripeness and giving structure, focus and vitality to the fruit.

Toro DO Like Ribera del Duero, Toro is located in the District of Old Castilla y Leon, sitting 2000-2400 feet above sea level where the vines bake in the hot sun. Unlike Ribera del Duero it is quite arid and the nights are warm, leading often to heavier, more tannic, alcoholic wines with lower acidity. With the proper technology and vineyard management, some bodegas have succeeded in creating balanced wines with fine structure and complexity while retaining impressive depth.

Rueda DO In the Rueda region of the District of Old Castile-Leon, a shy bearing and aristocratic white grape called the VERDEJO was saved from extinction and has raised the prestige of RUEDA as one of the PREMIER WHITE WINE regions of Spain. Rueda sits at 2300-2600 feet above sea level, with warm days supplying the grapes with flavor intensity while the limestone soil and cool nights help retain acidity and aroma. The wines are refreshing, fruity and full of flavor and body with nutty complexity. Most Ruedas are blends of VERDEJO and VIURA grapes.

Penedés DO In the Penedés DO the introduction of the classic French varietals CABERNET SAUVIGNON and CHARDONNAY has given the wines a more European flair. Wines made by the TORRES FAMILY established worldwide recognition to Penedés. Penedés produces about 90% OF SPAIN'S CAVAS (sparkling wines) and has captured the world market in high quality, low priced method Champenoise sparkling wines.

Priorato DO In an area around the 12th century monastery of Scala Dei, we find some of Spain's most concentrated reds. The GARNACHA grape thrives in the hot, terraced stony-slate soil that yields less than one ton per acre of intensely flavored grapes. The wines by law must reach minimum alcohol of 13.5%. Cool nights prevent these massive wines from losing their focus and acid structure.

Costers del Segre DO Wines from the Raimat estate, are worth seeking out. A completely modern estate, both in vineyard and w inery, Raimat uses native Spanish grapes as well as classic French grapes to make excellent red, white, rosé and sparkling wines.

Rias Baixas DO The reputation of this Galician wine region in northwest Spain, rests on SPAIN'S MOST DISTINGUISHED WHITE GRAPE, ALBARIÑO. Delightfully fragrant in bouquet with a delectable creamy-soft richness on the palate, it abounds with peach, apricot and grapefruit flavors. The low yielding ALBARIÑO thrives in the granite based soils and cool, damp maritime climate of three sub-regions, (Valle del Salnes, El Rosal and Condado del Tea). The best Albariños come from Valle del Salnes where the Atlantic influence is strongest.

Somontano DO Somontano means 'under the mountain'. In the foothills of the Pyrenees, this up and coming region yields delicious and elegant wines. The red MORISTEL grape, TEMPRANILLO and experimental plantings of CABERNET SAUVIGNON. Experimental plantings of Chardonnay and Riesling are showing good results.

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