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Jorge Ordonez Moscato Botani 750ML 2012
Sku: 16662
A wine made from 100% Muscat Alexandria, fermented 70% stainless steel, 30% oak barrel. The surprising originality of Botani is the fruit from a rigorous process of grape selection and the great ...more
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Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub-Region: Malaga
Type: Still wine
Reg. $13.99
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A wine made from 100% Muscat Alexandria, fermented 70% stainless steel, 30% oak barrel. The surprising originality of Botani is the fruit from a rigorous process of grape selection and the great care taken in the winemaking process. The grapes used in this wine come from the vines from Almachar that grow on the north-facing mountainous slopes. After manual harvesting, at the end of June or the beginning of August, the grapes are brought to the selection table before pressing. Since they are extremely sensitive to climate changes, we were not able to make this wine in 2005. Pale straw color. Fresh, fragrant and mature, brimming with the aroma of Muscat grape, apple, mandarin orange and a pinch of wilted flowers. On the palate it is fruity and dry, with notes of citrus and a gentle finish. It pairs perfectly with all kinds of fish, seafood and shellfish, as well as cold soups such as ajoblanco. It is also great with ceviche, sushi, risottos, dishes with black truffle and spicy Thai or Indian food.
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This is the first dry white wine made from Muscat de Alexandria in modern times. This wine is a product of a rigorous selection process to fine the best Muscat de Alexandria vines located on the Northern facing mountainside slopes around the town of Almachar. The vineyards are situated on partially decomposed red slate mixed with white quartz. Because of the steep incline of the vineyards, the grapes are manually harvested into small 10 kg boxes that are carried back to the winery by mules. dream to revitalize the dormant wine industry in his hometown and restore its former glory. Alois Kracher, who was the undisputed number one in Austrian sweet wines, was succeeded by his son Gerhard Kracher in 2008. At the helm of this most original project are Jorge Ordonez, one of the most prominent Spanish wine importers in the US, and his sister Victoria Ordonez, who is the general manager of the winery. With the harvest of 2004 came the birth of the first bottles from the winery, nestled in the heart of the Axarquia region of Malaga. This mountainous region of steep slopes and slate soil near the Mediterranean is believed to be one of the oldest viticultural areas in Europe.