SOUTH AFRICA

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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 Sauvignon 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

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‘Mary Delany’, Citrusdal Mountain WO, 2020

100% Chenin Blanc


Tasting Notes

Cantaloup, star fruit, dill pickle, rock salt, flint, jasmine and honey. Full-bodied, rich and bright.

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‘Mary Delany’
Chardonnay 

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'Mary Delaney', Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge WO, 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!

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'Flower Girl', Albariño

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'Flower Girl', Stellenbosch WO, 2020

100% Albariño


Tasting Notes

Intense aromatics of white peach and pink grapefruit follow through on the vibrant palate. Packed with zesty acidity, the wine refreshes with its juicy nectarine flavors, backed by undercurrents of grapefruit pith, lemongrass and lime zest.

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'Big Flower'
Rosé

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'Big Flower', Rosé, 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!

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‘Big Flower’
Cabernet Sauvignon

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‘Big Flower’, Stellenbosch WO, 2020

100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Notes

Deep plum colour with a delicious blend of blackcurrant, tobacco and fennel notes on the nose. This opulent wine has balanced acidity that is supported by layers of blackcurrant, plum and traces of dark chocolate on the palate and finishes with smooth, silky tannins.

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'Flower Girl'
Pet-Nat 

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'Flower Girl', Pet-Nat, 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!

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‘Big Flower’
Merlot

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‘Big Flower’, Stellenbosch WO, 2016

100% Merlot


Tasting Notes

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

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‘Mary Delany’
Pinot Noir

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‘Mary Delany’, Western Cape WO, 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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‘Big Flower’
Cabernet Franc

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‘Big Flower’, Stellenbosch WO, 2018

100% Cabernet Franc


Tasting Notes

Savoury bell pepper and tomato vine followed by jammy blackberry and raspberry, cedar, smoke, wet leaves and forest floor. Palate is light and fresh.

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'Arboretum', 

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'Arboretum', Stellenbosch WO, 2017

53%Cabernet Sauvignon/23% Cab Franc/         

21% Merlot/3%Petit Verdot
Tasting Notes

This rich, smooth Bordeaux-style blend displays  blackberry, black cherry, and tobacco notes on the nose. On the palate, it boasts a core of opulent plum and cassis fruit, with firm tannins providing great texture and structure.

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