An old vine Bobal from a biodynamically managed single-vineyard site in the heart of Manchuela. This densely planted parcel sits at 870 metres and enjoys a long ripening season that imparts great concentration to its fruit while retaining freshness. The result is a wine light, aromatic red that is immediately approachable and full of character. Flavours of ripe berry fruit and sweet spice are balanced by soft, round tannins and well-integrated acidity.
Juan Antonio Ponce (pronounced pon-thay) cut his teeth working with Spanish winemaking giant Telmo Rodriguez. He went on to set up his own operation in the region of Manchuela. Ponce wines have become emblematic of a new philosophy in Spanish wine: biodynamically and organically farmed, focused on the representation of terroir and heavily influenced by the natural wine movement in France.
His vineyards are at high altitude, bringing freshness to the wines. His vines are between 30 and 90 years old, and some of them are still planted on their own rootstocks.