Organic, Biodynamic, Female Winemaker
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.
Winemaking : Sourced from grapes grown on the Paul Cluver farm in Elgin. Just 300 cases. The wine is raised in old oak in order to maintain elegance and delicacy. whilst the wines that are currently available are not from the Stellenbosch farm, the objective remains to find unique external sites, learning and understanding the vineyard block and, in Ginny Povall`s own words, ‘trying not to mess up the wine before it gets into a bottle. Oh, and of course trying to be confident so that everyone believes that the wine is genius…”
Description : A delicate style with layers of cherry and wild rasberries on the pallet with a hint of spice on the nose.
ABV : 13%