A group of likeminded friends decided to select and share out amongst themselves the contents of an old barrel of Amontillado at Sanchez Ayala – and so the Equipo Navazos project began. Enthusiasm from the original group’s friends and a willingness to share and explore further the jewels that lie hidden around Jerez has determined that nowadays Equipo Navazos and the La Bota range is a slightly better known “secret” than it was 5 years ago. Those at the centre of Equipo Navazos, with their intimate knowledge of Jerez and particularly its cellars are able to find and select extraordinary wines from the many fine producers with whom they collaborate. Expanding from that first bottling of Amontillados Equipo Navazos have found Manzanillas, Amontillados, Palo Cortados and PXs to fascinate the wine world and continues to identify precious, exciting sources for the La Bota series. The most recent release is a white wine from the Miraflores vineyard in Sanlucar, something at the same time both steeped in the history of Andalus winemaking and at the same time very, very contemporary. Branching out from fortified wines Equipo Navazos have collaborated with one or two other wine makers, Dirk Nieport and Sergi Colet to date, to develop some intriguing and characterful wines. Outside the La Bota series these are still (or sparkling) wines that reveal complexity and the ingenuity of people with a love for and even more so an understanding of wines that give pleasure.
Eduardo Ojeda has invested much effort improving the quality of wines, barrels and infrastructure at La Guita over recent years. We have witnessed the success of his work in extraordinary wines like those of the Manzanilla Pasada series (La Bota 10,20,30,49,50 and now 58) but we believe nothing demonstrates Eduardo’s success quite so much as this release of I Think. I Think represents almost a personal selection of the wines available at the La Guita cellars and with this release - at once vital, vibrant, edgy Manzanilla with characteristic salty tang and a linear shaft of minerality piercing through the whole of the palate yet also a wine that has weight and complexity – Eduardo shows us more of the general level of the wines in the bodega.
60 casks are selected out of 12,000 to create the ""I think"" Manzanilla En Rama. It is, besides a humble homage to Charles Darwin as a symbol of the triumph of reason, a true and untamed Manzanilla. Bottled ""en rama"" after barely the slightest filtration process, it retains the intense golden colour and pungent character it exhibits straight from the butts where it ages under flor for about four and a half years.
A fine Manzanilla that's powerfully aromatic. Fresh, with a salty tang, with plenty of acidity together with a very satisfying lemon twist to the finish. A natural Product with plenty of colour, weight and concentration.
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Name Equipo Navazos I Think Manzanilla En Rama Country Spain Region Jerez ABV% 15% Vintage 2018 Grape Variety 100% Palamino Size 375ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans