Equipo Navazos, La Bota No 95, Amontillado 'Navazos', Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain
Equipo Navazos is a group of friends who have united over a shared passion for the treasures of Jerez, Sanlúcar, El Puerto and Montilla.
Working with local producers to identify high quality butts of sherry with finesse and complexity which they then bottle and offer in very limited amounts. As well as producing sherry, Equipo Navazos has collaborated with other winemakers including Dirk Niepoort and Sergi Colet to develop some intriguing and characterful wines from Jerez and sparkling wines from Penèdes.
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