Jorge Ordóñez Málaga, S.L.

Botani Old Vines

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2018 Vintage

92pts

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2017 Vintage

90pts

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2017 Vintage

91pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga

Location

Vélez-Málaga, Axarquía, Málaga

Varietal

100% Muscat of Alexandria. One of the oldest clones of the Muscat family and one of the only remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today. The seafaring Phoenicians transplanted this grape from Alexandria, Egypt to Málaga 3,000 years ago.

Vineyards

Hombria, Pinar, Portichuela, and others. The vineyards in Málaga are the most extreme in all of Europe. The mountainside vineyards are planted at inclinations of up to 70°. There is no terracing, ladders, or mechanization to assist with the harvest. The vineyards are worked completely by hand.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1915 and 1946

Viticulture

Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. The majority of the vines receive no treatments whatsoever.

Soils

Decomposed slate and white quartz

Climate

Mediterranean climate. Temperatures reach an average high of 86° F (30° C) in the summer and an average low of 46° F (8° C) in the winter. Rainfall is extremely scarce, only reaching a level of 400 mm per year.

Winemaking

Fermentation in stainless steel by wild yeast.

Ageing

7 months sur lie in stainless steel.

Comments

Vibrant straw color. A unique wine characterized by expressive aromatics of lychee, fresh stone fruit, white flowers.