Botani 2010

Winery: Bodegas Jorge Ordonez
Region: DO Sierras de Málaga
Type of Wine: White Wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
Combination of Stainless-steel and French Oak barrels
Annual Production(in bottles): 60,000
Awards & Recognition:
Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Nov/Oct 2011), 91 points.
U.S. Importer:
Fine Estates from Spain

Tasting Note

Spain needs to continue making Moscatel in this vein: dry, layered, and definitely fun with or without food. The wine expresses aromas of orange flower water, lemons, oranges, and mangos in the nose, while the mouth has these same flavors, as well as distinct dried pineapple chunks. The finish is almost completely dry; it’s a bit of a happy roller-coaster ride. Drink soon.

Wine Description

Botani, the only dry wine of the winery, is made with a careful selection of the best Moscatel de Alejandria grapes grown in the vineyards on the north-facing slopes of the mountains of Axarquia. Due to the steepness of the slopes, all the work in the vineyard, including the harvest, is done by hand. The grapes are harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising and are carried by mules to the winery.

About the Winery

Bodegas Jorge Ordonez is located in the area of Malaga called Axarquia in the mountains of Malaga. The winery owns 29.6 acres of vineyards, divided among various parcels in the district of Axarquia and situated on partially decomposed red slate intermingled with white quartz.

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Dessert wine
Moscatel de Alejandría - 100%

Suggested Recipe Pairings

Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach and Feta

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Beet and Quinoa Tabouli

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale, Sage and Balsamic Brown Butter

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