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#84 Vino Blanco Florpower MMXVI

Equipo Navazos

#84 Vino Blanco Florpower MMXVI Bottle
Appellation
Vino Blanco
Variety
Palomino Fino
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Chalk
Fermentation
Fermentation in stainless steel
Aging
Aged under flor for 8 months in butt and an additional 12 months in tank

Overview

At Equipo Navazos we are determined to extract the full potential of biological aging under flor at a natural (unfortified) alcohol level. It was following this path that the Navazos-Niepoort was produced for the first time in 2008. Then we started a number of experiments aging in butt and vats, using both Palomino Fino and Pedro Ximénez sourced from different terroirs in the Jerez, Sanlucar, and Montilla – and even some other non-commercial experiments in Spain’s northeast and northwest.

In 2018 we bottled the fifth vintage of Florpower (MMXVI, i.e. 2016), released as La Bota de Florpower 84 MMXVI, an unfortified white wine similar to vintages 2010 and 2012 (releases 44, 53, and 57) in origin and winemaking practices, and particularly the 2014 vintage (La Bota de Florpower MMXIV 67 Más Acá). In short, an earlier bottling with a shorter period of aging under flor in stainless steel tank, preceded by a short period of intense biological aging in traditional 600-liter sherry casks. We believe this wine shows the perfect balance between terroir and biological aging and a fresher version of Florpower than the first two releases.

Exclusively Palomino Fino sourced from the blessed plot known as Pago Miraflores La Baja, it is fermented traditionally, in the same casks where it is later aged under flor for 8 months. By July 2017 it went into a stainless steel tank where it remained under a more milder influence of flor yeasts until bottling in June 2018.

Ratings & Reviews

93

(2016) #84 Vino Blanco Florpower MMXVI

Source: WA

Andalucia, Spain
  • Location
    Andalucia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Vino Blanco
  • Proprietor
    Jesús Barquin, Eduardo Ojeda
  • Winemaker
    Various
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections