Juan Antonio Ponce
Reto, 2019

Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

£22.00

Juan Antonio Ponce, Reto, 2019

Juan Antonio Ponce
Reto, 2019

Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

£22.00

In Spanish, the word 'Reto' translates as 'challenge' and given the challenges faced in making this stunning white, it's certainly an apt name. This remarkable Albillo is grown in Manchuela, a particularly hot area of Castilla-La Mancha. It's a region best known for its reds, and it takes a very talented winemaker to master high quality white wine making here. Juan Antonio has risen to that challenge, and 'Reto' is a wonderfully rich and textured white with amazing acidity.

 

About Juan Antonio Ponce

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.