The Navazos Niepoort Equipo Navazos grapes sourced from a historic Albariza vineyard, fermented in 600l sherry butts making use only of wild yeast, and aged without fortification under a veil of flor for some four to five months, thanks to the other equally wild yeasts that take control of the butt immediately after fermentation has finished.
Produced from Palomino grapes grown on Macharnudo Alto vineyards in Jerez.
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.