La Bota de Manzanilla No. 32 "Navazos", Equipo Navazos
Country: Spain Region: D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda Saca of October 2011 15% alc. – 75cl Bodega: Miguel Sánchez Ayala
For Manzanilla No. 32, Equipo Navazos selected 20 butts of the best-aged manzanilla solera at Sánchez Ayala. Based in Sanlúcar, this producer is “rooted in the Barrio de la Balsa neighborhood…a zone stolen from the Guadalquivir estuary after centuries, and traditionally surrounded by (now almost extinct) labor fields called navazos.
La Bota de Manzanilla is a powerful wine endowed with saline complexity, but it drinks with casual ease. Due to its personality and freshness it is unbeatable as a dinner table companion to fish and shellfish dishes…all the way up to the most elaborate cuisine. It has been bottled after the slightest filtering in order to preserve its authenticity and its intense color, the deep yellow with greenish hues displayed when it is poured right from the butt.”
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Equipo Navazos are sherry négociants who seek out soleras of exceptional quality and distinctive personality, and specific casks from these soleras. The sherry is bottled with minimum handling to preserve their intrinsic color, flavor, and aromas – for instance, minimal filtration to remove the flor.