In celebration of a decade of restoring the image and credibility of Sherry, Eduardo Ojeda and Jesús Barquín have released two new wines from a bodega they have not used before: Manuel Aragón (also known as Bodega Sanatorio) in Chiclana. La Bota de Palo Cortado 62 “10 Años” represents the entire content of a single butt in Aragón’s Campano bodega which contained only some 300 litres after decades without refreshment. A very small amount of this wine will be released in 50cl bottles. According to Equipo Navazos the wine, which is somewhere approaching 60 years old has considerable elegance despite its concentration and complexity.
The other wine, La Bota de Oloroso 63 “Bota No” comes from Aragón’s other bodega in the Calle Olivo and is a blend of two butts, the bota punta and number 5 from a very old solera which has seen very little refreshment. The wine from the bota punta is reckoned to be easily 80-90 years old. This is a release of barely 900 half bottles, both releases being bottled by Manuel Aragón, whose boss, Chano Aragón, who expressed his delight that the prestigious EquipoNavazos should choose wines from his bodega to celebrate their anniversary, and for the first time wine from Chiclana. Both wines are available at Coalla at 95 euros each.
Bodegas Barbadillo has sold its Ibérico ham company Sierra de Sevilla after ten years of losses. The purchaser is a meat products company called Montesano which needs more production capacity and feels it could restore the brand. The sale includes the brand name, the slaughterhouse and the curing house located in El Pedroso (Sevilla).