8 Buyers, 1 Store, 8000 Wines

Monday, February 25, 2013

A young, talented and visionary generation of Spanish winemakers and producers are revolutionizing “el mundo del vino.” After trotting around the globe, this group returned to their roots to work with native varietals and inject innovative ideas into time-honored family traditions. The end result has elevated Spanish wines to world-class status.

The group Equipo Navazos and their project, “La Bota,” is a perfect example of this Spanish revolution. Equipa Navazos’ vision is based on one principle: to showcase their passion and love for Andalusian wines to the world. For instance, the wines of Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto de Sante María languished for years in the shadow of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorat. But since 2007, Equipo Navazos has championed these rare wines and catapulted them into the ever-changing “Parkerized” wine world as real jewels.

Their 2011 La Bota “Ovni” PX is my white vin du jour for this coming spring. Terroir-driven nuances of the Andalusian soil and the simple, uncomplicated flavors of the Pedro Ximenez varietal provide the core character of this aromatic, unique, and delightful wine.  La Bota “Ovni” captures both tradition and innovation without compromising one for the other. Grab a bottle and get a jump start on spring!

- Oscar Garcia


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