SOUTH AFRICA

Botanica

From one of the oldest continents in the world comes incredible new world wine.

South Africa, renowned for its varied topography, great natural beauty,  and cultural diversity is home to Ginny Povall’s Botanica. 

 

Originally a Boston native, Ginny followed her self-taught winemaking passion to Stellenbosch where she found a home on Protea Heights Farms. Planting her first 12 acres in 2009, Ginny now creates over 9 spectacular wines. 

 

Whether the collection of Mary Delany Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir  or her Big Flower Merlot, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc these wines  will delight, mirroring Ginny’s vibrant and charming personality  in every glass. Her distinctly refined and lively wines awaken our palette, blending old and new world style in every sip.

 

Mary Delany Chenin Blanc is by far the best we’ve ever tasted and  the rest of the collection is exceptionally pretty.

What to expect

‘Mary Delany’
Chenin Blanc

‘Mary Delany’ Chenin Blanc
Citrusdal Mountain, 2017

100% Chenin
Tasting Notes

Refreshing with layers of pure, concentrated pear, citrus and stone fruit, mouth-watering acidity and a tangy, mineral core. 

‘Mary Delany’
Chardonnay 

‘Mary Delany’
Chardonnay, 2018

100% Chardonnay
Tasting Notes

Golden apple, meyer lemon, green mango and fresh butter are followed by a bouquet of sweet vanilla, white musk, cedar and smoke. Tart on the palate with persistent acids that keep you coming back for more!

'Big Flower'
Rosé

'Big Flower' Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch, 2019

100% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes

Notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit, watermelon and white gardenia. This rosé is extra-dry with a lovely bitter-sweet palate and great fresh acids. Quite unique and super delicious!

'Flower Girl'
Pet-Nat, Cabernet Franc

'Flower Girl' Pet-Nat, Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch, 2019

100% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes

This bone-dry Pet-Nat is super savoury with notes of tomato leaf, ketchup chips and pickle brine that are followed by red and black currant fruit. Super fresh palate with a clean finish. Yum!

‘Big Flower’
Merlot

‘Big Flower’ Merlot
 Stellenbosch, 2016

100% Merlot
Tasting Notes

Intricate aromas and flavors of plum and dark berry fruit, with a rich, plush mouthfeel and soft, refined tannins.

‘Big Flower’
Cabernet Sauvignon

‘Big Flower’ Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch, 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes

Excellent new world Cabernet with black current, chocolate cherries and pickled peppers. Quite complex with silky tannins and juicy finish.

‘Big Flower’
Cabernet Franc

‘Big Flower’ Cabernet Franc
Stellenbosch, 2017

100% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes

An elegant, red which displays dark fruit flavors paired with savory, earthy undertones. Bright acidity and soft tannins.

‘Mary Delany’
Pinot Noir

‘Mary Delany’ Pinot Noir
Western Cape, 2017

100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes

Rich with hints of herbs and spice on the nose, bright cherry and strawberry fruit. Fresh acidity, with a floral lift on the finish.

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