Red Wine Botani Garnacha 2017
Varietal Grenache in Málaga aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.
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One of the interesting features of Botani Garnacha lies in the fact that it was the first single varietal Grenache made in the remote mountains of Málaga.
As always, the 2017 vintage of this Spanish red wine is produced from grapevines grown in a strictly continental climate, with harsh winters and dry, hot summers. Thus, the temperature oscillations allow the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily.
The vines are 25 years old on average. Planted in clay and slime soils at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level, they are located near the colorful town of Ronda.
As for the farming procedures, the Jorge Ordóñez winery is in the process of obtaining the organic certification.
Harvested by hand, the grapes of this red wine from Málaga were selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks under the careful supervision of Alistair Gardner, chief oenologist, and José Luis Chueca, winemaker of Bodegas Alto Moncayo and Bodegas Breca.
Finally, Botani Garnacha 2017, produced in Málaga-Sierras de Málaga was aged for 6 months in 500 and 600-litre French oak barrels.
Drink over the next 5 years.
The wine Botani Garnacha has a very bright, clean, intense cherry colour with a ruby rim.
Deep, rich aromas of red fruit, typical of a varietal Grenache, enhanced by aromas of liquorice, balsam, violet. On the background, this red wine from Málaga suggests some dim smokey nuances and hints of spices and dry earth.
Fresh and well-balanced, this wine by Jorge Ordóñez has a very precise acidity and a round, smooth body. Loads of red fruit underpinned by some elegant mineral notes and touches of balsam and underbush. Botani Tinto has a long, pleasant finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A truly interesting wine from Grenache from Málaga, the characterful and expressive Botani Garnacha 2017 deserves a try.
Botani Garnacha 2016:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.
Botani Garnacha 2014:
Aged for 6 months in oak. Enterwine 94. Peñín 91. Cuvée 2015 - Czech Republic: Silver Medal.
Botani Garnacha 2013:
Stephen Tanzer 90. Peñín 91.
|D.O.||Málaga-Sierras de Málaga|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|