An excerpt from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
“This is probably the only totally dry 100% Muscat de Alexandria made in Malaga. Where this grape is used for sweet wine production. To give you an idea how much I love this wine… For the wedding of my goddaughter, I purchased five cases of the 2010. Moreover, I bought an additional three cases of the newly released 2011 for consumption in my home.
This is a wine made by the family bodega of Jorge and his sister Victoria Ordonez. Producing 5,000 cases from the decomposed slate and quartz soils of Malaga, their harvest remarkably begins in July to capture the fresh, incredibly perfumed fruit of this varietal. It is then fermented totally in stainless steel, making it one of the most perfumed, naked expressions of dry white wine in the world. This is a killer example that people just love.
Let me see if I can properly describe it. The exotic aromatics could fill a small room, with notes of flowers, honeyed white citrus, melons and hints of more exotic tropical fruit such as mango and tangerine. Jorge Ordonez and his sister Victoria, as well as their consulting winemaker, Gerhart Kracher (son of the late, great Alois Kracher) are trying to bring back the reputation of Malaga with wines such as this.”
Botani Moscatel Old Vines – Tasting Notes
Clean and Crisp with a good bit of minerality and acid. The fruit here is tropical with hints of lime zest.
Pairings: Any kind of seafood such as salmon, shrimp, a bowl of linguine and clam sauce, etc. It also pairs extremely well with Thai food such as Pad Thai or Green Curry.