Chenin Blanc , Botanica, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 2014
Botanica, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch
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.
Made from tiny yields of over 50 year old vines, from a vineyard high in the mountains of Clanwilliam.
A rich and aromatic, with delicious notes of tropical fruits and an underlying minerality. Complex and thought-provoking, it has a crisp acidity and luxurious layers of apricots, vanilla, cream, herbs, honey and camonmile on the palate that linger harmoniously on the finish.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc