Botanica Wines Big Flower Cabernet Franc 2020


Botanica Wines



Stellenbosch, South Africa




Wine Type

Wine Maker

Ginny Povall

About The Winemaker

Ginny Povall is the heart and soul behind Botanica, and much like Ginny herself, these wines beam with life and a great sense of purpose. Originally from Massachusetts, Ginny eventually made her home at Protea Heights, a farm on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. For several decades, Protea Heights established a reputation as the first farm in South Africa to cultivate their national flower, the Protea. Ginny continues growing flowers and in 2009 expanded the farm when she planted several hectares of vineyard. For over a decade now, she has poured herself into Botanica and quickly become one of the most exciting winegrowers in the region. Since the inaugural vintage in 2009, Botanica has consistently produced some incredibly compelling wines from very special, but often overlooked, regions and vineyards across the Western Cape. All the wines are vinified and bottled at Protea Heights. In addition to the Botanica range, Ginny now produces several wines under the Big Flower label, which utilizes the fruit grown on her property.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in open top fermentation tanks, with punch downs performed twice daily. The wine was gently pressed and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. It was aged for 11 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th ll 300L French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

An elegant, full-bodied red which displays dark fruit avors paired with savory, earthy undertones. Bright acidity and firm tannins make this a versatile food wine.

Wine Details

Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l

PH: 3.69

Alcohol: 14.4%

Bottle Size: 750ml

Bottles Per Case: 12