White wine, vintage 2012 (MMXII)
12.5% alc. – 750ml
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
f l o r p o w e r
MMXII: vintage 2012
Variety: 100% palomino fino
Soil: 100% albarizas sanluqueñas
30 months under flor
8 months in butt 22 monts in vats
At EQUIPO NAVAZOS we are determined to extract the full potential of biological ageing under flor at natural (unfortified) abv. It was following that path that the white Navazos-Niepoort was produced in its day (there are quite a few vintages out in the market by now). More recently we have started a number of experiments ageing in butt and vats, using both palomino fino and pedro ximénez sourced from different terroirs in the Sherry district and Montilla – and even other projects in Spain’s northeast and northwest.
Along this line, in 2015 we bottled the second vintage of La Bota de Florpower MMXII (i.e.: 2012), as release number 57 of the LA BOTA series. La Bota de Florpower 57 MMXII, an unfortified white wine, follows in origin and winemaking practices La Bota de Vino Blanco MMX 44 “Florpower”, the only difference being the 2012 vintage. Made exclusively of Palomino Fino sourced from the blessed plot known as Pago Miraflores, it fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, it was transferred to 20 butts where it was aged under flor for 8 months. By July 2013 it all went to a single stainless steel vat where—always under the by now much milder influence of flor yeasts—it remained until bottling in March 2015.