J. Ordonez

"Bodegas Jorge Ordóñez Málaga, located in Ordóñez's hometown, was founded in 2004. A partnership between Ordóñez and the Kracher family of Austria, the winery was founded with the goal of resuscitating the centuries long tradition of winemaking in Málaga, which was destroyed by the phylloxera plague in the 19th century. It was Jorge's dream to champion his home region and restore it to its former glory.
The winery has more than accomplished its goal by producing the Spain's first and best dry Moscatel de Alejandría, Botani, and by reviving the tradition of unfortified sweet wine making in Málaga. Our series of sweet wines, N˚s 1 through 4, are amongst the finest in the world, and are produced in the style of the unfortified sweet wines of Málaga that were internationally renowned in the 17th through 19th centuries. In 2012, N˚2 Victoria became the first Spanish wine ever served at a Nobel Prize dinner.
Jorge Ordóñez Málaga produces its dry and sweet wines from Muscat of Alexandria, the oldest clone worldwide of the Muscat varietal. This is the original Muscat, which was originally cultivated extensively around Alexandria, Egypt, and planted in Málaga by Phoenician traders 3,000 years ago. Muscat of Alexandria is one of the world's only remaining ancient (genetically uncrossed) grape varieties and the most important for commercial wine production. The Muscat of Alexandria vineyards used by Jorge Ordóñez Málaga were planted between 1902 and 1974 on un-terraced mountainside vineyards. The vineyards of Málaga are perhaps the most extreme and dangerous in Europe, due to the decomposed slate soils, and inclines of up to 70˚. The vast majority of steep vineyards in Europe have terraces or are mechanized in some way to protect workers and assist with harvest. The vineyards in Málaga have remained untouched. All pruning and harvesting is done by hand, and mules carry six 15kg boxes up the slopes at a time. An absolutely heroic form of viticulture.
In order to work with grapes that have high acidity, Jorge Ordóñez Málaga exclusively works with mountainside vineyards that are oriented away from the Mediterranean. In such a warm, dry climate, most grapes would completely lack balancing acidity. Furthermore, most of the winery's vineyards are located at above 700m above sea level.
Jorge Ordóñez Málaga is also the headquarters for all of Grupo Jorge Ordóñez. Please read more about the rich and extensive history of Málaga on the Denominación de Origen page."

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J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2016 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
Honey, candied fruits, white flowers, and distinct minerality. Opulent mouth feel balanced out by bright acidity.  100% Muscat of Alexandria. One of the oldest clones of the Muscat family and one of the only remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today.
Item Number: 30423
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta De Toro 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 This rich red leads off with smoky notes of espresso and tar, accenting a core of ripe currant, licorice and iron. The palate is dense, with muscular tannins and balsamic acidity. Austere but harmonious. Drink now through 2030. 1,250 cases made. -TM  100% Tinta de Toro 
Item Number: 30064
Bottle:$33.95
Case: $407.40
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J. Ordonez 'Botani' Moscatel Old Vines 2017
Vibrant straw color. Unique wine characterized by expressive aromatics of lychee, fresh stone fruit, white flowers.  100% Muscat of Alexandria. One of the oldest clones of of the Muscat family and one of the only remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world
Item Number: 29410
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta De Toro 2014
94  Jeb Dunnuck 
Wine Spectator 93 "Big, ripe and expressive, this modern-style red delivers bold cassis and cranberry flavors, with dark chocolate, sanguine and cinnamon accents. The firm tannins and orange peel acidity are a bit angular now, but should resolve in time. Best from 2018 through 2028. 500 cases

J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2015 375ml
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The other cuvée, the 2015 Victoria (#2), requires 5 kilos of Muscat de Alexandria for one 375ml bottle! The wine is a gorgeous, honeyed, exotic, moderately sweet wine with fabulous acidity and plenty of floral notes. It is extremely voluptuous with high residual sugar, but that

Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta De Toro 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93  "I also tasted the just-bottled 2013 Vatan, from a completely different vintage that despite the cooler growing season, achieved 2% more alcohol than the 2012 (this is 16% and remained with 3.5 grams unfermented sugar). The wine is ripe and hedonistic, juicier and fresher than the

Bodegas Ordonez 'Zerran' Red Blend 2014
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "The red wine, the 2014 Zerran is made primarily from Old Vine Grenache and Carignan, with some younger-vine Syrah in the mix. Coming from a high elevation vineyard at 1,500-1,800 feet above sea level, the wine is aged ten months in two- to three-year-old French oak barrels prior

J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2014 375ml
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "(a 375-ml. bottle; 258 g/l of residual sugar): Green-tinged gold. Potent aromas of peach and pear nectar, candied ginger and dusty minerals. The sharply focused and very sweet palate deftly combines depth, power and vivacity, with pit fruit and honey flavors. Finishes very long and

Bodegas Ordonez 'Zerran' Red Blend 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Vinous 91  (a blend of garnacha, carinena and syrah): Inky ruby. Intense, mineral-driven aromas of blackberry, licorice and Indian spices. Taut and sharply focused, offering vibrant black and blue fruit flavors underscored by smoky minerality. Closes with excellent focus and length and appealing

J. Ordonez 'Botani' Dry Muscat 2014
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90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Vivid straw. Sexy, expansive aromas of fresh citrus fruits, honeydew, peach, pungent flowers and an urgent gingery note. The sappy, seamless palate offers intense pit fruit, melon flavors and a jolt of orange zest on the back half. Emphatically fruity and nervy, with strong

Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta De Toro 2012
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "(made  from  fruit  grown  in  a  single  vineyard  that  was  reportedly  planted   in  1910  and  1943;?  malo  and  22  months  of  aging  in  new  French  oak):    Inky  ruby.    Bright  red  fruits  and   spicecake  on  the  highly  perfumed  nose,  with  sexy  incense  and

Bodegas Ordonez 'Zerran' Red Blend 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Even more so is the 2011 Zerran, which ratchets up the level of concentration and ripe fruit. It reveals abundant kirsch, lavender, black raspberry and dusty, loamy, earthy scents intermixed with notions of spring flowers and blackberries. There is not any oak evident in this

J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2012 375ml
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95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 " The 2012 Victoria No. 2 is made from 100% Moscatel de Alexandria and contains 10% alcohol. It is a selection of fruit from the family’s finest north-facing, high-altitude vineyards. A gorgeous bouquet of caramelized apricots, peach jam and tropical fruits soars from the glass of

J. Ordonez 'Botani' Moscatel de Alexandria 2012
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90  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 90 "The dry 2012 Botani, made from 100% Moscatel de Alexandria, has been adored by everyone I’ve served it to. Prior to this project, no one had used these grapes except for sweet wines. However, this is one of the most seductive and amazingly perfumed, flowery, dry whites in the

J. Ordonez 'Botani' Moscatel 2011
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91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Greenish straw. Intense aromas of orange zest, pineapple, peach and honey on the nose, complicated by notes of shiso leaf and white flowers. Broad, dry and sharply focused, with very good intensity to its flavors of candied citrus and pit fruits, honey and melon. Very smooth on

J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2011 375ml
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "Incredibly perfumed and floral - a delicious dessert wine that possesses about 13% natural alcohol. Made from 100% Moscatel de Alexandria, 17 pounds of grapes are required to make one 375 ml bottle. This raisiny, rich, thick dessert wine’s fragrance could fill a large room. This

J. Ordonez 'Botani' Moscatel 2010
91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 91 "Bodegas Botani's 2010 Botani is made from 100% Moscatel de Alejandria sourced from old vines. The wine is fermented in stainless steel (60%) and wood puncheons (40%) with 5 months of aging sur lie. Fragrant aromas of jasmine, honey, and tropical fruits inform the nose of this