Sanlúcar Bota’s from La Guita & Navazos

Manzanilla, bone dry and saline, with intensity and finesse from ageing under flor in the bodegas of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Three wines from the bodegas Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín, starting with the en rama release of the ubiquitous La Guita Manzanilla (with a little bottle age), then thanks to sherry aficionados Navazos, two fabulous wines with obvious Sanluqueña origins, the La Bota No. 59 Manzanilla Pasada and La Bota No. 58 Amontillado. Priceless? You decide, but undoubtedly worth mucho guita.

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Visiting Fernando de Castilla

Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla produces exceptional sherries thanks to the passionate work of Norwegian born, long term Andalusian resident and true gentleman, Jan Petterson. With care taken from vineyard to bottle, these sherries and brandies are of serious quality, but the bodega remains a relatively small, artisan producer.

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Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla No. 55 & Callejuela Manzanilla Pasada ‘Blanquito’

Manzanilla, bone dry and saline, with intensity and finesse from ageing under flor in the bodegas of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Today’s post looks at two more obscure examples, each very distinctive and with it’s own particular characteristics, and both with an intriguing story behind the wine enjoyed today. From sherry aficionados Equipo Navazos, the seventh in their classic line of La Bota de Manzanilla series, No. 55, and the Manzanilla Pasada ‘Blanquito’ from former Almacenista turned boutique bodega Callejuela.

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