(2022) There are more than 20 varieties grown in Trentino, but among the native grapes, Lagrein has developed a small international reputation. It is a member of the Syrah family, and here gives a very deep, vibrant colour, a touch of smokiness and violet, the palate very smooth, with a buoyancy of ripe, sweet fruits, almost strawberry notes of sweetness among more tart and linear berry flavours. Nice spice and firmness of tannins, and very good acidity, add up to a very drinkable red.
(2016) When is a Sherry not a Sherry? The answer is when the brilliant Equipo Navazos take a Manzanilla, don't fortify it, but instead make an intensely nutty and salty white wine. Unique stuff with lemon zestiness and fantastic, bone-dry clarity and alacrity.
(2016) From an old solera of the Valdespino house, Equipo Navazos has bottled this fabulous Fino, a rare single vineyard wine from this region. Intense perfume of walnut and meatiness, almost painful intensity onto the palate - an experience more than a flavour, but glorious with a bowl of olives or salted almonds, the finish thrillingly fresh and salty - and long.
(2016) There's a really pleasing herb and nettle touch to this wine, fermented with ambient yeasts, adding a little hint of wildness to lovely pert fruit and shimmering lemon fresh acidity. A clear and bright example of lovely quality.
(2016) Quite a lifted nose, violetty and a touch sappy, with some olivey characters and a plush red fruit. Smooth tannins, long and creamy, with a smoothing creamy oak.
(2016) Quite high and a little fresh green aroma, wintergreen, with cardomon and liquorice, an ashy quality, highly aromatic. With a silkiness and bold cherry and cassis sweet fruit. Dry tannins and a juicy freshness.