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Product code: 1706

Equipo Navazos, Navazos Niepoort, DO Jerez, Spain, 2018

Equipo Navazos, Navazos Niepoort, DO Jerez, Spain, 2018

Producer Profile

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.

Viticulture

Produced from Palomino grapes grown on Macharnudo Alto vineyards in Jerez

Winemaking

Palomino fino grapes sourced from a historic albariza vineyard, fermented in 600l sherry butts making use only of wild yeast, and aged without fortification under a veil of flor for some four to five months, thanks to the other equally wild yeasts that take control of the butt immediately after fermentation has finished.

Oak Treatment

Time: 8 Months
Type: 600l Sherry Butts
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

A white wine, from an elaboration between Equipo Navazos and Dirk Niepoort following the same rigorous criteria of the best winemakers two centuries ago. a) the palomino fino grape, b) sourced from the best vineyards, c) fermented in butt, d) making use only of wild yeast, e) aged under the veil of flor that would grow immediately after fermentation had stopped, f) without fortification. Navazos-Niepoort is a unique wine, with Sherry like aromas, limestone and chalk dust notes. A wine full of character, vibrant, fresh and mineral, showing the pure expression of chalky soil.

Food Matching

A perfect match for all sorts of “tapas”, showing its best always with food. Oysters, clams and sea-food, smoked ham, strong cheeses.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Palomino Fino 100%
ABV:
12%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
White

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl