2014 Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce "Reto" Manchuela

SKU #1224662

Produced from 100% Albilla, a white grape variety indigenous to the Manchuela D.O. on the eastern most portion of Castilla La Mancha, this is delicious, bone dry white, punctuated by citric fruits and intense minerality. You can really sense the chalkiness of his vineyards in this pure expression. Juan Antonio Ponce is one of Spain's leading lights among a new, younger set of vignerons who pair their vineyard knowledge with serious discipline and curiosity in the cellar, often borrowing techniques from the north of the border, where their influences are more likely to reside in the Loire, Beaujolais and Burgundy than in Bordeaux. Used, larger barrels and foudres, separate fermentations according to parcel, foot treading for the red wines, and no additions (apart from a minimal amount of sulfur) are a few of the typical work methods of chez Juan Antonio.

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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
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