Equipo Navazos, 'La Bota 85 de Fino Amontillado', Jerez Spain NV
Equipo Navazos is a passion project turned full time business. The group sources sherry from old a well respected bodegas. Bota 85 is incredibly intruiging has it is actually unfortified. This wine, from the same origin as edition 45 (and 24) that would be called Fino Amontillado if it wasn't forbidden, has taken biological aging under flor to an extreme, and the wine has started its oxidative aging on its way to becoming an Amontillado. So, it has the saline complexity of the flor and the incipient notes of nuts and varnish. The grapes are picked extremely late, and this was never fortified. The juice has been sourced from the oldest Fino Solera at Bodega Los Amigos. 15 butts that showed an incipient amontillmento while preserving the Fino character were chosen. Taken from the casks in October 2018 and bottle in December 2018, unfixed and virtually infiltrated.
Soil: Albariza Chalk
2,800 bottles produced