Equipo Navazos,




    Bottle size: 1500 ml,

    In stock

    Equipo Navazos is a group of friends who have united over a shared passion for the treasures of Jerez, Sanlúcar, El Puerto and Montilla.

    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.

    La Bota 103 comes from one of two Toneles, stored apart in the Sala de Banderas of the bodega and which we last depleted 5 years ago for bottling of La Bota 70. The “toneles” were then refilled with Manzanilla Pasada from the Primera Criadera and have evolved under Eduardo’s watchful eye until now, with an average age of around 15 years, we have again gone back to one of them for this latest release of around 800 magnums.

    Category: SKU: 794288f252f4
    In The Cellar
    These two casks were filled with a selection of the best wines of the first criadera (1/41) of the extraordinary manzanilla pasada from Misericordia (same genealogy as our remarkable releases no.10, 20, 30, etc. of the La Bota series). As we did in 2016 for our edition No.70, it is again from these two toneles of manzanilla pasada that we have withdrawn the wine that you will find inside every single unit (only 1500ml) of this release: La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 103 “Mágnum”.

    In The Vineyard
    The historic premises of Calle Misericordia in Sanlúcar de Barrameda were thoroughly refurbished several years ago. The works did not significantly affect the thousands of casks of the solera and criaderas of manzanilla that are maturing in the two main buildings, but it did change the disposition and the wines of the Sala de Banderas, mainly casks of amontillado in the most delicate Sanlúcar style. Besides the dozens of butts that surround the space in this cozy bodega, there are a few vessels that are especial because of their size and their origins, among them two toneles of 90 arrobas (i.e. 1500 liters each), singularly placed in two of the corners of the room, separated from the main rows of casks that are standing by the wall.
    The average age of this manzanilla pasada must be around 13 years. It is a complex and powerful wine, of balanced freshness and elegant oxidation notes that make it truly unique. Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of food, including rich fish dishes, charcuterie, truffled eggs. Best served around 11º C, in moderately large stemware.