Ponce

About Ponce

Starting a winery at just 23 years of age requires both prodigious talent and unrelenting dedication. Doing just this in 2005, Juan Antonio Ponce has certainly displayed both of these attributes in abundance since. Turning heads in Spanish fine wine circles, his wines from the lesser-known appellation of Manchuela are one of the most exciting insiders’ secrets today.

 

Owning some 50 hectares in the villages of Iniesta, Villanueva de la Jara, Villamalea and Mahora, the Ponce family produce around 120,000 bottles of some of the very best wines from Manchuela.

 

Ponce 2018 is a blend of 85% Bobal and 15% Moravia Agria set to rival some of the finest wines made in Spain. Sourced exclusively from a vineyard in Villanueva de la Jara, the stony soils with sand and limestone mother rock are archetypal terroir for the constituent varieties. Interestingly, the decision was taken to vinify the two varieties separately, before selecting just one 600-litre barrel of each showing the most elegance and finesse. These mere two barrels were then blended into the final cuvée of Ponce

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Ponce 2018 (6x75cl)
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2018

Ponce 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

After 15 years of searching, they have come up with a blend of 85% Bobal and 15% Moravia Agria that they thought worthy of carrying their surname, which is what the new top of the range 2018 Ponce is. It was produced with grapes from a vineyard in Villanueva de la Jara planted with Bobal and Moravia Agria on stony soils with sand and limestone mother rock (tosca). They vinified the two varieties separately and then selected the two 600-liter barrels that showed more elegance and finesse. After fermenting with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts, the wine from those barrels was kept longer with the lees in a 4,500-liter oak vat. What came to my mind was Monty Python: "And now for something completely different!" It's only 12.5% alcohol, and the color is surprisingly light, almost like a Trousseau from the Jura. The nose is reticent, insinuating and nuanced, shy rather than showy but with detail and changing by the minute. Wet chalk, flowers, herbs and a smoky/flinty touch develop slowly. The palate reveals great inner strength, energy and light, focused and precise, with beautiful symmetry. There is rusticity, elegance and length, chalky and with an almost salty finish. This has to be the most elegant wine ever produced by Ponce and possibly the most elegant Bobal ... in the world? This is more Burgundian than Rhône. It has all the ingredients and balance to develop nicely and for a long time in bottle. 1,991 bottles were filled in February 2020. There will also be a white Ponce in the future.
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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ponce 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £295.00
2018

Ponce 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

After 15 years of searching, they have come up with a blend of 85% Bobal and 15% Moravia Agria that they thought worthy of carrying their surname, which is what the new top of the range 2018 Ponce is. It was produced with grapes from a vineyard in Villanueva de la Jara planted with Bobal and Moravia Agria on stony soils with sand and limestone mother rock (tosca). They vinified the two varieties separately and then selected the two 600-liter barrels that showed more elegance and finesse. After fermenting with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts, the wine from those barrels was kept longer with the lees in a 4,500-liter oak vat. What came to my mind was Monty Python: "And now for something completely different!" It's only 12.5% alcohol, and the color is surprisingly light, almost like a Trousseau from the Jura. The nose is reticent, insinuating and nuanced, shy rather than showy but with detail and changing by the minute. Wet chalk, flowers, herbs and a smoky/flinty touch develop slowly. The palate reveals great inner strength, energy and light, focused and precise, with beautiful symmetry. There is rusticity, elegance and length, chalky and with an almost salty finish. This has to be the most elegant wine ever produced by Ponce and possibly the most elegant Bobal ... in the world? This is more Burgundian than Rhône. It has all the ingredients and balance to develop nicely and for a long time in bottle. 1,991 bottles were filled in February 2020. There will also be a white Ponce in the future.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla La Mancha 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £295.00

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