Equipo NAVAZOS, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, La Bota No. 84 Florpower MMXVI (Vino Blanco)
White Wine: Palomino Fino (12% alc)
Over time, the Equipo Navazos team has shortened the period of flor exposure for their “Florpower” series, preferring a slightly lighter kiss of yeasts on releases like the MMXXI. This earlier bottling, La Bota #84, comes from the same plot—55- to 85-year-old vines of Palomino Fino in Sanlúcar’s Miraflores la Baja vineyard—as the MMXXI, but from the 2016 harvest (hence “MMXVI”), and it saw 19 total months of flor exposure: eight months in bota followed by 11 months in steel. Unlike the MMXXI, this wine underwent alcoholic fermentation in bota rather than steel, and its overall character is brinier and more intense, with a gripping saline texture that has been nicely burnished by a few years in bottle. 12% alcohol; 3,000 bottles produced.
C4 TASTING NOTE
I was looking for an alternative wine wine to enjoy. Jura? sure...luv them...but Sherry, yeah, hard to find...but then I came across this delicious alternative. If you enjoy Manzanilla style but are looking for more "table wine" alcohol levels to increase the service opportunities this is right up your alley. The oxidative touch is incredibly delicate, barely noticeable. The brilliance of this is how I view the paring possibilities: from salty nut mix or kettle style chips to hearty fish dishes, buttery sauces, simple pasta dishes, or roasted brick chicken.
A terrific choice when Chardonnay no longer inspires your imagination
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