Located in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, American-born Ginny Povall is a self-taught winemaker who is a rising star amongst the South African wine scene. With the aim of using minimally invasive winemaking techniques to produce wines that express their vineyards’ origins, Ginny is currently sourcing her grapes from local respected growers whilst she waits for her own vines to mature. The farm gives her the opportunity to experiment first-hand with different viticultural practices in the hope that the results are different to what everyone else is doing. Stating that she had to ‘unlearn’ a lot what was taught, Ginny has adapted herself and learnt instead how things are done differently in the Cape, whilst simultaneously trying to get some of the California practices to integrate on the farm. These exquisitely labelled wines, carrying 18th Century British artist, Mary Delany’s botanical cut-paper collages, are extremely elegant and well deserve their award-winning status.
Rich and aromatic, with delicious notes of tropical fruits and an underlying minerality. Complex and thought-provoking, it has a crisp acidity and luxurious layers of apricots, vanilla, cream, herbs, honey and camomile on the palate that linger harmoniously on the finish.