About Botanica Wines: Botanica wines was founded in 2009 by owner and self taught winemaker Ginny Povall, an intrepid American who fell in love with the beautiful Cape wine lands, purchased Protea Heights farm in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley and relocated to the southern tip of Africa in 2008.
Today the estate boasts 8 varieties of Proteas ( 4 of which are hybridised species unique to the property), largely destined for export to Europe. The 21.6 hectare farm is planted with 10 hectares of indigenous flowers, which bloom throughout the year, and 5 hectares of organically farmed vineyards. Planted between 2009 and 2010, the estate vines provide the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Albariño used to craft Botanica’s Arboretum, Big Flower and Flowergirl ranges.
Vinification: The hand harvested grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, with pumpeovers performed twice daily. The wine was gently pressed and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. It was aged for 11 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 300L French oak barrels.
Description: Vegan friendly. Intricate aromas and flavours of plum and dark berry fruit with a rich, plush mouthfeel and soft refined tannins.