Clos Lojen, Manchuela - 2022
After working at Cia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez Juan Antonio Ponce returned home. The project started in 2005, he was 23, just 11 barrels, and a loan. The family’s wine growing tradition dates back to Juan Antonio’s great-grandfather, although his father never made wine–he used to sell the grapes to the local cooperative. “Ponce says. “The area is full of prejudices, people lack self-confidence. These days Manchuela is probably the most interesting appellation in central Spain, led by Ponce. This is a lively and juicy great value wne. Fruit-driven with a very expressive nose. Raspberries and blackberries balanced with savory notes. 2021 vintage is more austere and sharp. More mineral tahn furit-driven.
- Brand:Bodegas Ponce
- Region:Castilla La Mancha
- Commune/Village:Villanueva de la Jara
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- Climate:Arid and dry with sea winds influence. Long hours of sunshine, low humidity balanced with fresh and wet winds from the Mediterranean ocan. A unique continental and Mediterranean fusion favor the organic farming.
- Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
- Soil:clay soils
- Vine Age (year planted):Vines are between 40 and 90 years old.
- Fermentation:It fermented with full clusters, indigenous yeast, in 4,500-liter oak vats
- Elevage:It matured in 4,500-, 10,000- and 15,000-liter French oak vats for six months
- Winemaker Name:Juan Antonio Ponce
- Scores:RP 93 2021
- Total Production:60,000 bottles