Alcohol Grade: 13%
Aging/ Vinification: Viticulture is Biodynamic. No soil enrichment or irrigation is used. Ground cover crops are grown and the soil is rarely plowed; both of these measures keep the soil structure intact.
The manual harvest takes place in small 20kg baskets. The grapes are then chilled for 24 hours until they reach 8°C. Only whole bunches are used and grapes are foot-trodden before fermenting in small wooden vats ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 kg. Spontaneous whole bunch fermentation in French oak. Aging takes place in 5th to 8th use French oak barrels of various capacities, including large 1,500-litre foudres and 300-litre barrels for 7 months. The wines are bottled unfiltered.
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Bodegas Ponce
Juan Antonio Ponce has found a way of extracting all the goodness offered by the Bobal grape grown in his native soil, Cuenca.
His wines are honest, echoing the character of their individual plots, all of which are cultivated under the principles of biodynamics farming; a philosophy that also governs in the wine-making and seems to be generating excellent results.
The best proof of this lies in the fact that his creations are wooing consumers, to become the advocates of quality for the Bobal variety under DO Manchuela.