2009 Jorge Ordonez Botani Moscatel Seco

Year: 2009
Appellation: Malaga
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 86
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 90
White Wine
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"This aromatic white bursts with orange blossom, honeysuckle and vanilla notes. This is fruity and crisp on the palate, light and fresh. Best as an aperitif. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported." (WS)

"The 2009 Botani was sourced from organically farmed 70-year-old Moscatel de Alejandria vines producing tiny yields. Thirty percent of the wine was barrel-fermented in neutral French oak, the rest in stainless steel. Medium straw-colored with a green tint, it displays a nose of mineral, spring flowers, acacia, and a hint of tropical aromas. The 2009 vintage has produced a wine with extra density and concentration. Although the aromatics suggest sweetness, the wine is dry but very fruity, refreshing, and exceptionally long. It is an outstanding value that over-delivers in a big way." (WA)

"($18; 100% moscatel de Alejandria) Greenish gold. Exotic aromas of orange peel, nectarine, jasmine and minerals. Restrained for this extroverted variety, with the wine's fruit and minerality in harmony. Dry, focused and refreshing, with weightier pear and peach qualities on the palate. Finishes on a juicy pit fruit note, with excellent stony persistence. (Fine Estates from Spain, Dedham, MA)" (IWC)

Winery Notes:
Botani, the only dry wine of our winery, is made with a careful selection of the best Moscatel de Alejandria grown in the vineyards in the north facing slopes of the mountains of Almachar. The vines are pruned in the vaso system. The soil is comprised of slate, very poor in organic content and is subjected to organic practices.

The grapes are hand harvested by the end of July and go through a selection table before pressing. This wine is fermented in 70% stainless steel and 30% French oak barrels. Botani owes its uniqueness to the rigor applied to the selection of the grapes and the winemaking processes.

Production: 2,000 cases