For years now Equipo Navazos has made a strong bid for the potential of wines aged under a veil of flor, at their natural alcohol levels (i.e. unfortified). This spurred the release of our original Navazos-Niepoort series – the seventh vintage of which will hit the market in 2015 – as well as a number of experiments researching Palomino Fino further aged in butts and tanks. The evolution of these wines, sourced from different vineyards in the Sherry region, has been carefully observed for the past several years.
La Bota de Florpower no. 57 MMXII is a continuation of this research effort: an unfortified white wine, exclusively from the spectacular 2012 vintage (a date that still cannot be printed on the label due to bureaucratic impediments, hence our use of MMXII on the capsule, cork, and lot number on the back label). Bottled at 12.5% alc/vol., the wine is 100% Palomino Fino sourced from Pago Miraflores and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation – towards December 2012 – it was moved to 15 butts where it aged under flor for 8 months. By late July 2013 the wine was transferred to a single stainless steel tank where it remained under the – now milder and subtler – effects of flor until its bottling on October, 2014.