Jorge Ordoñez & Co. Botani Moscatel Old Vines 2015
Robert Parker's Top 3 Greatest Value Wines of the Year: #2 @ 2013, #3 @2016
91 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER - 2015 Vintage
"A steal that I’ve been recommending for a number of years is the 2015 Botani Moscatel Old Vines. Totally dry and made from vines planted in 1946, 1968 and 1975, from the incredibly steep slate and quartz hillsides of Malaga, this is fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel, where it’s aged and bottled after eight months sur lie. An incredibly gorgeous flowery bouquet alone would be reason to spend the $18.00 for this medium-bodied, super-fragrant and seductive, crisp, elegant wine. The old vines, the beautiful floral notes and stunning, delicate tropical fruits that the Muscat of Alexandria varietal (the oldest clone in the Muscat family) produces, are just something to behold. Not meant for aging, but for drinking in its first year of life, so take advantage of it. For those interested: this is fermented in total stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and bottled early to preserve its incredible aromatics."
90 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER - 2014 Vintage
90 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER - 2013 Vintage
90 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER - 2012 Vintage
91 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER - 2011 Vintage
Botani Moscatel Old Vines is a truly unique dry white wine, made from Moscatel de Alejandría grapes. It is the product of a rigorous selection process in which only the best Moscatel vines, located on the north-facing mountainside slopes around the town of Almáchar are used. These vineyards are situated on partially decomposed red slate mixed with white quartz. The scant topsoil is punctuated by outcroppings of the bedrock. Because of the steep incline of the vineyards, the grapes are manually harvested into small 10-kilogram boxes, carried to the winery by mules.