Equipo NAVAZOS, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, La Bota de Manzanilla No. 111 Florpower MMXVIII
This release, La Bota #111, is of a rare breed: a single-vintage (2018, or MMXVIII) manzanilla from a single vineyard (like all “Florpower” releases, from Miraflores la Baja in Sanlúcar). After a natural alcoholic fermentation, it spent one year in 5/6th-full 40-year-old bota aging under flor at natural strength; it was then gently fortified with wine spirit to 15% and aged two and a half additional years in cask, thereby becoming a manzanilla by definition. It is a sleek, refined, ultra-clinging wine with astonishing kinetic energy, suffused with mineral salts and offering great purity amidst its flor-driven complexity. 15% alcohol; 4,500 bottles produced.