Pinot Noir 2019, Botanica, Western Cape
A delicate style with layers of bright strawberry and wild raspberries on the pallet with a hint of spice on the nose. This wine has a good acidity, showing a floral lift on the finish.
Botanica Wines was founded in 2009 by owner and self-taught winemaker Ginny Povall, an intrepid American who fell in love with the beautiful Cape winelands, purchased Protea Heights farm in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley and relocated to the southern tip of Africa in 2008. Established in the late 1940s, Protea Heights was the first farm in South Africa to cultivate indigenous protea flowers commercially. Inspired by this hortizcultural history, it was only natural that Ginny would choose to develop her wine brands and labels with a botanical flair.
Whole berry fermentation in open tanks with punch downs twice a day.