Botanica Wines, Mary Delany Pinot Noir 2017

(75cl)

SKU: SABO0117B

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Clay loam with decomposed Bokkeveld shale (Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge) and decomposed granite (Stellenbosch). Vertical Shoot Positioning The grapes were hand harvested at 22° and 23° B, hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed. Whole berry fermentation took place in open tanks, with punch downs twice daily. The wine was racked to 300 liter French oak barrels (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging of 9 months. The grapes were hand harvested at 22° and 23° B, hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed. Whole berry fermentation took place in open tanks, with punch downs twice daily. The wine was racked to 300 liter French oak barrels (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging of 9 months.

Tasting note

An expressive Pinot which shows hints of herbs and spice on the nose, with layers of bright cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate. Lovely fresh acidity, with a floral lift on the finish.

About the producer

Located in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, American-born Ginny Povall is a self-taught winemaker who is a rising star amongst the South African wine scene. With the aim of using minimally invasive winemaking techniques to produce wines that express their vineyards’ origins, Ginny is currently sourcing her grapes from local respected growers whilst she waits for her own vines to mature. The Chenin Blanc grapes come from 50 year old bush vines on the arid Skurfberg Mountain, 40km from the Atlantic and just shy of 500m altitude. The Pinot Noir is sourced from grapes grown on the Paul Cluver farm in Elgin, accounting for just 300 cases. These exquisitely labelled wines, carrying 18th Century British artist, Mary Delany’s botanical cut-paper collages, are extremely elegant and well deserve their award-winning status.



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