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 grapes were hand harvested at 22 degrees, hand sorted, destemmed, crushed and gently pressed. The wine was spontaneously fermented in a concrete egg and stainless steel tank, where it remained on its lees for 3 months before bottling. No malolactic fermentation.
Description: Vegan friendly.Intense aromatics of white peach and pink grapefruit follow through on the palate. Packed with zesty acidity, the wine refreshes with its juicy nectarine flavours backed by undercurrents of grapefruit pith, lemongrass and lime zest.
ABV: 13 %