2018 Equipo Navazos Ovni Palomino Fino

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Equipo Navazos
Year 2018
Grape Palomino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (11.5%)
Drink window 2020 - 2024
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Everything indicates that the origins of Andalusia's biological aging go back to the second half of the eighteenth century, halfway between Sanlúcar (which supplies the wines) and Cádiz (which supplies the market and commercial channels and also the beneficial effects of the flor were shown to valued first.

The palomino fino grape - along with moscatel and pedro ximénez - fulfills the trinity of historic Andalusian varietals. The grape of sherry and manzanilla, it has been the dominant variety in the vineyards of Sanlúcar for over two hundred years and the domain over the sherry triangle was established after the phylloxera debacle. The ideal natural alcohol content usually ranges between 11.5 / 12% alc. near the coast or the river Guadalquivir, and 12/13%

It should certainly not be overstated that Equipo Navazos has also been the trendsetter to make Palominio unadulterated white top wines, because Palomino can not only make fantastic sherries, but certainly also white dry salty top wines.

The 2018 unfortified white Ovni Palomino Fino comes from vineyards close to the coast, in Pago Miraflores la Baja in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Fermentation took place in barrels as was the tradition for centuries until a few decades ago. It fermented in sherry casks with native yeasts and matured mostly without flor in stainless steel, but it always develops some flor that gives it a slight sherry twist or perhaps better some sort of fresh oxidative content. The alcohol percentage is only 11.5%, this is only the second vintage to be bottled after 2015. The 2018 is completely different from the 2015 because 2018 saw more rain and was a cooler year and the wine is very clean and precise, pure, with good freshness and some austerity. It's really delicious, with more character than last year. Only 6000 bottles have been produced and has been awarded 91/100 Parker points.

The idea behind this project by Coalla Gourmet and Equipo Navazos is to offer a new perspective on the true essence of Andalusian wines. Without denying its authenticity in any way, the magical chalky soils of Lower Andalusia can produce the raw materials for beautiful finos, manzanillas, amontillados, palos cortados and olorosos - undoubtedly wines of world quality and reputation - as well as refreshing and minerally structured wines such as these OVNI Palomino Fino 2018. A cheerful wine without tricks or pretension, pure, authentic and natural.

The wine has a complex nose dominated by minerality and tropical fruit with aromas of white flowers, fragrant notes of bread and balsamic notes. This wine has been aged under a veil (flor) of yeast and these notes are best enjoyed when tasted between 3° and 6°C - so serve very cool.

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Equipo Navazos
Grape Palomino
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2024
Alcohol % 11.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Last bottles
Parker rating 91
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Complex, Fruity, Powerful, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Terras
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