Jorge Ordóñez Málaga

Botani Old Vines


Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga


Alta Axarquía, the most historic subzone in D.O. Málaga.


100% Muscat of Alexandria. The oldest variety in the Muscat family and one of the few remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today. The Phoenicians transplanted this grape from Alexandria, Egypt to Málaga approximately 2,800 years ago.


Over 50 small vineyard plots planted in the Axarquía Malagueña, primarily surrounding the village of Almáchar. Given the steep inclinations (up to 70°) and the lack of trellising, terraces, or mechanization, these are the most extreme vineyards in Europe.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1946-1975


Traditional dry-farmed goblet trained bush vines. Cultivated by hand, with minimal human intervention.


No organic matter or soil whatsoever. Solid slate rock and decomposed slate with a small percentage of white quartz.


Dry Mediterranean climate. The Axarquia is at high elevation which results in cool winters with no frost and warm summers. Northern orientation, which protects the vineyards from the prevailing winds, especially during flowering.


Gently pressed in a pneumatic press. The must settles and ferments in 15,000L stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks.


Aged on the lees for eight months before bottling. The lees are racked over the wine weekly.


Jorge Ordóñez Málaga was founded in 2004 to revitalize the tradition of unfortified sweet winemaking in Málaga. Despite this focus, Jorge and Alois Kracher were inspired to produce a fresh and dry Moscatel from the mountain vineyards of the Axarquía. Botani was the first dry Moscatel made in Spain in modern times, resurrecting the tradition of Málaga's historic "Mountain Wines." This wine inspired a new generation of dry aromatic white wines produced from Spain's Mediterranean coast.