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Niepoort joined Equipo Navazos to elaborate this white wine, made 100% with grapes of Palomino Fino, from one of the historic Albariza vineyards, in the Spanish region of Jerez de La Frontera. The wine was produced, following the same rigorous criteria of the best winemaking techniques of two centuries ago, with grapes being fermented in butt, only with indigenous yeasts, and aged without fortification, under veil, for four to five months. As one of Niepoort’s marks, the tradition and the future, blend, in a fantastic and original wine.

Vinification

Gentle pressing of the grapes, followed by fermentation in old (40 years old) American oak casks, called “bota”. Naturally controlled temperature, due to the small dimension of the vats (600 l). The wine was racked for the gross lees and went back to the same casks for aging. It aged for 10 months with the fine lees under veil (flor or layer of yeast). The casks were filled up to 5/6 of their capacity (500 l out of 600 l), so that yeasts could develop. No malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Navazos-Niepoort is a different wine, vibrant, fresh and salty. A wine full of caracther showing the pure expression of chalky soil. A perfect match for all sorts of “tapas” and showing its best always with food. Full bodied but not heavy, dry but not aggressive.

Technical Information

Producer

Equipo Navazos / Niepoort

Region

Jerez de La Frontera, Spain

Soil Type

Chalk

Grape Varieties

100% Palomino Fino

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Bota (old American oak casks)

Bottled

November 2010

Ageing

10 months in bota

Alcohol (%)

13.07

pH

3.21

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.85

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.44

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

91

Production

5.655 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, clams and sea-food, smoked ham, strong cheeses.

Niepoort joined Equipo Navazos to elaborate this white wine, made 100% with grapes of Palomino Fino, from one of the historic Albariza vineyards, in the Spanish region of Jerez de La Frontera. The wine was produced, following the same rigorous criteria of the best winemaking techniques of two centuries ago, with grapes being fermented in butt, only with indigenous yeasts, and aged without fortification, under veil, for four to five months. As one of Niepoort’s marks, the tradition and the future, blend, in a fantastic and original wine.

Vinification

Gentle pressing of the grapes, followed by fermentation with wild yeast, in old (40 years old) American oak casks, called “bota”. Naturally controlled temperature, due to the small dimension of the vats (600 l).

The wine was racked to take the gross lees and went back to the same casks for aging. It aged for 7 months with the fine lees under veil (flor or layer of yeast). The casks were filled up to 5/6 of their capacity, so that yeasts could develop. No malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Navazos-Niepoort is a different wine, with Jerez typical aromas, limestone and chalk dust notes.

A wine full of character, vibrant, fresh and mineral, showing the pure expression of chalky soil.

A perfect match for all sorts of “tapas”, showing its best always with food. Full bodied but not heavy, dry but not aggressive.

Technical Information

Producer

Equipo Navazos / Niepoort

Region

Jerez de La Frontera, Spain

Soil Type

Chalk

Vineyards

Albariza

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Bota (old American oak casks)

Bottled

August 2011

Ageing

7 months in bota

Alcohol (%)

12.25

pH

3

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.9

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

112

Production

6.468 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, clams and sea-food, smoked ham, strong cheeses.

Niepoort joined Equipo Navazos to elaborate this white wine, made 100% with Palomino Fino grapes, coming from one of the historic Albariza vineyards, in the Spanish region of Jerez de La Frontera. On its sixth edition, this wine was produced, following the same rigorous criteria of the best winemaking techniques of 200 years ago. The grapes were fermented in “bota”, with indigenous yeasts that impregnate the vines and the vessels, following ageing under a layer of “flor” for eight months. As one of Niepoort’s marks, the tradition and the future, blend, in a fantastic and original wine.

Vinification

After a terrible 2013 vintage, 2014 came back to excellency in the Sherry Region in general, and specifically in the historic vineyard located in the Pago Macharnudo Alto whose grapes give birth to this wine. The grapes were gently pressed, followed by fermentation with indigenous yeast, in old (40 years old) American oak casks, called “bota”. The temperature was naturally controlled, due to the small dimension of the vats (600 l). The wine aged for 8 months with the fine lees under “flor”. The casks were filled up to 5/6 of their capacity, so that yeasts could develop.

Tasting Notes

Navazos-Niepoort 2014 is a wine that has kept an unusual fruity background despite the influence of flor yeast. With Jerez typical aromas of limestone and chalk dust notes, it’s a wine full of character, vibrant, fresh and mineral, showing the pure expression of the chalky soil. Full bodied but not heavy, dry but not aggressive. An amazing gastronomic wine!

Technical Information

Producer

Equipo Navazos / Niepoort

Region

Jerez de La Frontera, Spain

Soil Type

Chalk

Vineyards

Albariza

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Bota (old American oak casks)

Bottled

December 2015

Ageing

8 months in bota

Alcohol (%)

13

Food Suggestions

A perfect match for all sorts of “tapas” any type of lightly cooked fish and seafood, as well as lighter rice and pasta dishes, and salads of delicate flavors.