Jorge Ordóñez Málaga, S.L.

Botani Old Vines

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2019 Vintage

92pts

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2018 Vintage

92pts

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2017 Vintage

90pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga

Location

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

Varietal

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.

Vineyards

54 parcels planted. 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 1946-1975

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

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

Climate

Extremely dry Mediterranean climate. The Axarquia is at high elevation which results in cool winters with no frost and warm summers. Our vineyard sites are oriented to the north, which protects the vineyards from the prevailing winds, especially during fl

Winemaking

Destemmed and whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic press. The must is fermented in 15,000L stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks.

Ageing

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

Comments

Rains during the Spring and mild temperatures throughout the summer broke the tendency of previous drought years. The vegetative and ripening cycle was marked by extremely moderate temperatures with no heat waves during the summer. The recovery of the hydric balance of the soil and moderate temperatures slowed down the ripening process and produced healthy and balanced fruit. Vibrant straw color. A unique wine characterized by expressive aromatics of lychee, fresh stone fruit, white flowers.