Botanica, located in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley, was founded in 2009 by owner and winemaker, Ginny Povall. Her Protea Heights farm was the first in South Africa to cultivate indigenous protea flowers commercially and just under half of the farm is planted with indigenous flowers. The small, maturing on-site vineyard is now the sole source of her grapes, the exception being her debut wine, Mary Delany Chenin, which hails from the fabled terroir of South Africa’s Skurfberg, in the Citrustdal Mountains. Produced from an old-vine parcel planted in 1960, this brilliant wine needs no introduction. For more than a decade, it’s consistently been rated 95 plus by Platter’s, Winemag and Tim Atkin MW!
Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc 2022
‘Yields were higher in this 1960 Old Vine Project-certified vineyard in 2022, resulting in the lowest ever alcohol level for this famous Chenin Blanc. Just a tad below its usual very high standards, it has honey, peach and sweet patisserie spice aromas, a touch of oak and plenty of supporting acidity. 2023-28’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 94/100
‘Complex and elegant, with layers of pure, concentrated pear, citrus and stone fruit flavors, mouth-watering acidity and a tangy, mineral core.’ – Winemaker
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