Botanica Wines was founded in 2009 by owner and self-taught winemaker Ginny Povall, an intrepid American who fell in love with the beautiful Cape winelands, purchased Protea Heights farm in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley and relocated to the southern tip of Africa in 2008.
The Big Flower Merlot is farmed organically in Stellenbosch, it comes from vines planted in 2009. The wine is aged in old oak for 11 months before bottling. The Merlot gives the wine flavors of plum and dark berry fruit, with a rich, plush mouthfeel and soft, refined tannins.
The ‘Petit Ours’ (little bear), is 100% Syrah sourced from organically farmed vineyards and worked...