2018 Bodegas Ponce Red

Bobal - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020

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...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bobal
Country Spain
Region Manchuela
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Bodegas Ponce Red, a remarkable wine hailing from the captivating region of Manchuela in Spain. Crafted with utmost dedication and a discerning eye, this red wine showcases the unique character of the Bobal varietal, making it a true gem in the world of oenology.

In its quest for perfection, Bodegas Ponce left no stone unturned, embarking on a 15-year search to create a wine that would truly bear their name. The result is a masterful blend of 85% Bobal and 15% Moravia Agria. Cultivated in a vineyard nestled in Villanueva de la Jara, these grapes thrive on stony soils enriched with sand and limestone mother rock, known as tosca. This exceptional terroir imparts distinct qualities to the wine, setting it apart from the rest.

Radiating elegance and finesse, the 2018 Ponce Red reveals an unexpectedly light hue, reminiscent of a Trousseau from the Jura. Its reticent and nuanced nose captivates the senses, unveiling delicate notes of wet chalk, flowers, herbs, and a subtle smoky/flinty touch. With every passing moment, the aromas evolve, showcasing the wine's complexity.

On the palate, the 2018 Ponce Red truly shines. Its inner strength and energy are palpable, creating a light and focused experience that dances with precision. Beautiful symmetry defines this wine, where rusticity meets elegance in perfect harmony. The chalky texture and almost salty finish leave a lasting impression, elevating the tasting experience to new heights.

With an alcohol content of only 12.5%, this wine surprises and delights, defying expectations and proving that great things come in small packages. The 2018 Bodegas Ponce Red is a testament to the artistry and passion of the winemakers, delivering the most elegant expression of Bobal ever produced by Ponce and arguably the most elegant Bobal ever known.

Indulge in this remarkable creation and let it transport you to the captivating landscapes of Manchuela, where tradition and innovation intertwine to create wines that are truly exceptional.