VARIETALS: 100% Palomino Fino
ABOUT THE WINE: The story of EQUIPO NAVAZOS is the story of a passion, a passion shared by an ample group of lovers and connoisseurs of traditional Andalusian wines. Aware of the sleeping treasures that rested buried in the cellars of Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto, as well as in and around Montilla, we decided to rescue some of these jewels. In 2005 we started to select specific butts of special finesse and complexity and to bottle them in very limited series, at the beginning only privately for our own enjoyment and that of friends from Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S., mostly people from the wine world: oenologists, wine writers, distributors, sommeliers, as well as deeply knowledgeable aficionados.
TASTING NOTES: The Fino En Rama Navazos ferments with local yeasts and, after a small fortification so as to increase its alcohol content from ca. 12.5% to 15% abv, the wine enters the solera system where it has aged under a layer of flor for an average of five years. It is therefore a well aged fino, indeed far from the ten or more years of age of Equipo Navazos’ La Bota de Fino, but also exceedingly above the minimum legal age of two years. As a result, this fino is pungent and lively, but also complex and profound.