Bodegas Ponce PONCE 2020 Bobal ~ 98RP View full size

Bodegas Ponce PONCE 2020 Bobal ~ 98RP

BODEGAS PONCE PONCE 2020 RED WINE | MANCHUELA ~ 80% Bobal, 20% Moravia Agria ~ 13.0% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~


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Bodegas y Viñedos PONCE
Juan Antonio Ponce
DOP Manchuela

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"The eponymous red 2020 Ponce is, according to Juan António Ponce, the best wine he's ever produced. 2020 was a very healthy vintage and they got very good Moravia Agria grapes that represent some 20% of the blend here complementing Bobal. It fermented with 100% full clusters in 4,500-liter oak vats and matured in 600-liter French oak barrels for 12 months. It's 13% alcohol and has a pH of 3.55 with 5.3 grams of acidity. It's a very perfect vintage; the absence of rain meant very clean and perfect Moravia grapes, and they could produce a little more of this wine than in 2019. There's more backbone here, but it's in the style of the 2018 as for the depth and complexity, than the 2019. It has finesse and amazing tastiness and is beautifully textured, with a chalky finish. This has to be one of the finest wines in central Spain. 4,300 bottles were filled in September 2021. Drink: 2022-2032."

98 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #260 | 29 April 2022


The Ponce family has purchased 2.2 hectares of ungrafted Moravia Agria grapes that will produce a new wine in 2021. They have 55 hectares in the villages of Iniesta, Villanueva de la Jara, Villamalea, Mahora and Villagarcía de Llano in Manchuela from which they produce 150,000 to 220,000 bottles depending on the vintage. They are one of the leading producers in central Spain. I tasted wines from 2019, 2020 and 2021, three very good to excellent but different vintages; 2019 was quite typical until the cold spell delivered 30 liters of rain that helped to obtain cooler wines than they expected and didn't cause the problems it did in zones where the rain was torrential (Valencia, Alicante). They defined 2020 as the perfect vintage in terms of climate—balanced and clean—that delivered one of the finest wines they have produced to date. 2021 was a rainy year (with snow too) and allowed them to produce intense wines with contained alcohol. 2021 was a great vintage for the white wine.

Luis Gutiérrez | Wine Advocate | April 2022

  • Drink: 2022 - 2032
  • Production: 4.300 bottles
  • Treatment: 12 months in 600 liter oak barrels plus 4 more months in one 4.500 liter oak vat (with the lees) after blending
  • Remarks: This has to be one of the finest wines in central Spain (Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate)