La Bota de Fino Amontillado No. 24
Producer: Equipo Navazos
Region: D.O. Montilla-Moriles
Grape Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez
La Bota de Fino (Amontillado) No. 24 is a fascinating wine, deep and elegant, as well as exceptionally versatile on the dinner table. Bottled in September 2010, unfined and virtually unfiltered, its beautiful golden color is the one it exhibits straight from the butt.
A Fino on its way toward becoming an Amontillado, a wine traditionally labeled by winemakers and connoisseurs as Fino Amontillado. This is an old wine that expresses like no other, through the action of time, the stunning chalky soils of the best Pedro Ximnez vineyards in the Montilla ridge.
The wine has been sourced from the oldest fino solera in Prez Barqueros Bodega Los Amigos. Telltale notes of early stages of amontillamiento, as well as the concentration of aromas and flavors, evidence its notable ageestimated above 20 years. But there is no question this is still a fino, aged under a fragile layer of flor that time has darkened, weakened, and partly torn into patches.