“I think” Manzanilla En Rama is, besides a humble homage to Charles Darwin as a symbol of the triumph of reason, a true and untamed manzanilla. Bottled after barely the slightest filtration process, it retains the intense golden color and pungent character it exhibits straight from the butts where it ages under flor for about four and a half years.
Not long ago we received the request to select a racy manzanilla that should be younger and less radical in profile than our different releases of the “La Bota de…” series—yet bottled preserving the original authenticity (color, intensity, and aromas) of the product as served straight from the butt. It came through Paul Shinnie from RHONE TO RIOJA, who decided to boost the project, in the conviction that it is about time to expand the availability of real manzanilla to a larger number of British wine lovers than the limited circle of connoisseurs who have access to our extremely scarce releases of La Bota de Manzanilla. We accepted the challenge with enthusiasm and the sincere hope that our little grain of sand will contribute to the wider knowledge (and hence appreciation) of traditional Andalusian wines—and especially the fascinating biological ageing styles—by wine lovers all over the world.- Equipo Navazos