Equipo Navazos, La Bota No 95, Amontillado 'Navazos', Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain
Equipo Navazos was born out of a group of friends passion to share the authentic, traditional wines of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Montilla … legitimately some of the greatest wines of the world!
These wines come from soleras and individual casks that remain, relatively neglected by the market in corners of many of Andalusia’s most prestigious bodegas. These unexpected yet fortunate findings have been made available to wine lovers around the world in limited quantities under the La Bota series (consecutively numbered editions, with the date of each saca or withdrawal date on the label)… in doing so respecting generations of expertise and care for these rare and beautiful wines. Today their efforts are increasingly focused on producing their own exceptional wines, such as Florpower, that truly express the character of Sanlúcar and its unique terroir. Outside of Andalusia, Equipo Navazos have collaborated with winemakers including Dirk Niepoort and Sergi Colet to develop authentic and individual wines that never fail to impress.
The white chalky soil of the Jerez area, 'albariza,' is ideal for the cultivation of Palamino grapes which produce the sherry for which Jerez is so well known.
Since the 1980s and for around a dozen years, years, the amontillado soleras of Rainera P. Marín were made of soleras labeled within the cellar as “Manzanilla Pasada”, and came from the third criadera of Amontillado “M. Pda.” , “M. Pda. Viejísima”, iand “M. Pda. Vieja”. After 2007, the greater part of these traditionally labeled stocks was restructured. The finest and deepest butts were selected, their contents refreshed with true (and unfortified) manzanilla pasada (this is a natural amontillado), in order to create an amontillado solera that was slightly over 100-butt strong. Throughout June 2012 we picked a dozen of these butts for our release No. 37. More than half of that wine was put back into casks for additional ageing separate from the rest, and this is what we present now as La Bota de Amontillado 95 “Navazos”. It has kept most of its characteristic freshness as well as its notes of aromatic herbs, baked sweet potato, and caramel show more intense than ever. It is still a delicious amontillado, extremely dry, long, serious, complex, but also perfectly drinkable.
Sautéed lamb sweetbreads with garlic, fabada asturiana, spicy Asian food
Palomino Fino 100%
6 x 75cl