La Bota de Palo Cortado No 92 Pata de gallina Equipo Navazos is a selection made eight years ago among the finest casks of oxidative wine owned by Almacenista Juan García Jarana. Two previous releases have been made, La Bota de Palo Cortado 34 “Pata de Gallina”, bottled in 2012, and La Bota de Palo Cortado 72 “Pata de Gallina”, bottled in 2017. This is therefore the third saca or withdrawal from a small solera (locally known as ‘altarillo’, for ‘little altar’) for Equipo Navazos.
The white chalky soil of the Jerez area, ‘albariza,’ is ideal for the cultivation of Palamino grapes which produce the sherry for which Jerez is so well known.
Equipo Navazos is a group of friends who have united over a shared passion for the treasures of Jerez, Sanlúcar, El Puerto and Montilla. Working with local producers to identify high quality butts of sherry with finesse and complexity which they then bottle and offer in very limited amounts. As well as producing sherry, Equipo Navazos has collaborated with other winemakers including Dirk Niepoort and Sergi Colet to develop some intriguing and characterful wines from Jerez and sparkling wines from Penèdes. The white chalky soil of the Jerez area, ‘albariza,’ is ideal for the cultivation of Palamino grapes which produce the sherry for which Jerez is so well known. The Manzanilla and Sherry wines are bottled in limited series, in successive numbered editions of dated releases (the date of each saca or withdrawal has been precisely stated on the label) so that aficionados can deliberately compare different editions of the same solera if they so desire.