Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce Clos Lojen 2018 - SPIRITED Wines
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Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce Clos Lojen 2018
SKU: 51790

Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce Clos Lojen 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Manchuela
Brand Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce
Alcohol/vol 12%
Manchuela, a lesser-known Spanish wine region that is inland from Valencia, specializes in the Bobal grape variety, which is known for its thick skins and rusticity. And while there are very few defenders of this region and even fewer winemakers that are dedicated to this varietal, Juan Antonio Ponce stands alone as the leader of Manchuela and as the master of the Bobal grape.
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The 2018 Clos Lojen is pure Bobal that fermented with full clusters in oak vats and then matured for six months in 10,000- and 15,000-liter oak vats. It's pure and easy to drink from a cool and fresh year. This feels quite young, and even if it's more primary than the 2017, the background feels more like it, with subdued minerality. The palate is balanced, with moderate alcohol (it's only 12%!) and with a dry, serious, stony texture. It's an easy but mineral red-think a Morgon from granite soils. Very good value for the money. 55,000 bottles were filled in March 2019.

Luis Gutierrez, April 30, 2019