Equipo Navazos, La Bota No 120, Manzanilla Pasada, DO Jerez (50cl.)
Equipo Navazos was born out of a group of friend’s 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 withdrawl 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 Palomino grapes which produce the sherry for which Jerez is so well known. With a focus on the old vine vineyards of Mirafloes La Baja, Sanlúcar from which their Florpower wines come from. However, experience has shown them that, in the end, the vineyard always prevails regardless of the intensity and duration of ageing, which is why they increasingly tend to limit the latter more and more.
This latest saca of Manzanilla Pasada from the notable cellars of Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín, Sanlúcar de Barrameda is the result of combining the “Bota Punta” together with two other outstanding casks of the 1/15 solera, from which all the editions of Manzanilla “Bota Punta” and “Bota NO” has come since the first, La Bota 20 right through to the most recent and highly acclaimed La Bota 100 (97 WA). A very special wine that shows a particular complexity due to an astonishing balance of finesse, chalky minerality, and roasted dry fruit nuances due to the start of the process of amontillamiento. The average age of this wine is around 14 years. Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of dishes.
Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of dishes, from the most easygoing (rich fish dishes, fish-based rice recipes, charcuterie) to the most difficult (scrambled eggs with boletus edulis, runny sheep cheeses).
6 x 50cl
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 97 Points
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 98 Points
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 95 Points