Juan Antonio Ponce, 'Clos Lojen' Bobal, 2019, DO Manchuela, Spain


Sweet, ripe nose with warm, plummy dark cherry and blackberry fruit, and a hint of baked cherry pie. The palate is ripe and sweet but with a savoury and structured edge. Dense, mouth-filling and spicy with some drying tannins. Touches of vanilla and oak. Lovely.

Juan Antonio Ponce is a leading figure in biodynamic and natural winemaking in his native Cuenca. Clos Lojen is selected from six small parcels of the local variety Bobal: Abuleo, Señorita, Cerro, Lujan, Embudo y Almendros. The traditional bush vines are between 30-50 years old and the soils are mainly chalky clay. Vines are grown at 800 metres above sea level, producing fresh, balanced juice from slow maturing grapes with fantastic acidity

Producer: Juan Antonio Ponce

Country: Spain

Region: Manchuela

Grapes: Bobal 100%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Vegan, Organic