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Botanica Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc 2015

From the Citrusdal Mountain ward which also supplies grapes for the likes of Alheit Vineyards’ Magnetic North Mountain Makstok and The Sadie Family’s Skurfberg,...

Botanica Semillon 2015

Ginny Povall of Botanica has added a wonderfully understated Semillon to her range of wines. From Elgin fruit, it was matured for 10 months...

Botanica Mary Delany Collection Untitled No. 1 Chenin Blanc 2014

Platter’s 2016 has the 2014 Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc 2014 from Ginny Povall of Botanica Wines on 5 Stars and the new Untitled...

Botanica Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc 2013

Will Skurfberg and Chenin Blanc become to us what Montrachet and Chardonnay is to Burgundy? Ginny Povall of Botanica Wines is one of those...

Tim James: On American investment in the South African wine industry

The release of the excellent new Capensis Chardonnay, and concomitant talk about the purchase of a Stellenbosch wine farm by the US company Jackson...

Botanica Chenin Blanc 2012

That a 5-Star rating in Platter’s only counts for so much is demonstrated by the fact that the Botanica Chenin Blanc 2012 which earned...

Tim James: On the magic mountain that is Skurfberg

There are many wine-growing mountains in the Cape winelands, with the best-known names from Stellenbosch: Helderberg, Simonsberg and, perhaps, Schapenberg. All have something distinctive...

Alexanderfontein Chip Off the Old Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Last night,  a party to celebrate my mum Anthea's 70th birthday. For those who are curious, the wines were as follows: Laurent-Perrier Brut N/V Alexanderfontein Chip...
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