Botani Dry Muscat 2013
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"One of my favorite dry white wines in the world is Jorge Ordoñez & Co.'s 2013 Botani..." ~ Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine AdvocateSip your first glass of chilled Botani with a platter of light-as-air white pepper shrimp tempura. We make tasty spiced nuts as a snack around here, and they will also go well with your first glass. Ours are seasoned with garam masala, allspice, cloves and cumin among other things… We think that an ideal match for the lovely balance between acidity and sugar, and the phenomenal floral notes in this Spanish white is Asian food. Szichuan, Vietnamese and Thai will all work, especially if the dishes are a bit spicy. The aromatic spices typically found in these cuisines (ginger, cinnamon and chiles) mesh well with the vibrant floral nuances of the wine. Kung Pau chicken? Whole fish in steamed in a ginger and soy bath? After the meal, there's no need to get out different glasses; this Muscat is made for dessert! Our advice: homemade cinnamon donuts or almond cake with fresh berries. ¿Es hora de comer ya??!
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite dry white wines in the world is Jorge Ordoñez & Co.'s 2013 Botani, a dry Muscat from an area known for making dessert wines from Moscatel de Alexandria. Vinified totally dry, it is a riveting, perfumed, flowery white exhibiting notes of melons, honeysuckle and tropical fruits in a light-bodied, zesty, naked style. There are 5,000 cases of this cuvée, which for ten years has been a reference point for what can be accomplished with this grape in terms of making dry wines versus the sweeter wines for which this area is famous." Nov 2014
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Green-tinged yellow. High-pitched citrus and pit fruit aromas are complicated by notes of white flowers and chalky minerals. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering lively tangerine and white peach flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Closes spicy and long, with an echo of fresh peach and very good focus. This fruit-driven wine's blend of fruitiness and minerality allow it to work with a wide range of foods." Sep 2014
Winery: "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.
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."
Bottle: 750ml, cork Varietal: 100% Muscat of Alexandria Vinification: Fermentation 70% stainless steel, 30% oak barrel Alcohol: 13.5% Region: Malaga, Andalucia, Spain