His ethos is to let the wine make itself.
Bobal is an ancient and in today’s modern world, totally overlooked grape varietal. Thanks to a small group of people like Juan Antonio Ponce, the Bobal grape still thrives in this small Spanish region. He started his winery in 2005 and was Biodynamic from the jump. He feels that such an approach is the best way to pay respect to the Bobal grape; to fully allow it to express its natural terroir. In addition to being a protector of the Bobal grape, he is also a leading figure in natural winemaking in his region.
Grape: Bobal 100%
Region: Manchuela, Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Farming: Practicing Organic Biodynamic, hand harvested, vines planted 1965, 800-1000m elevation
Winery: Whole cluster/spontaneous fermentation wild yeast in large neutral oak tank, aged 8 months in neutral French oak, 7 months in bottle, unfined/unfiltered, minimal SO2