Ponce Pie Franco 2019
£12.29 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I tasted two vintages of the ungrafted Bobal, as the 2019 P.F. had already been bottled after 10 months in oak vats and barrels. They think 2019 is a very complete vintage; they had rain in the middle of the harvest that helped to balance the wines after a warm and dry year. The vines here are 90 years old on granite soils, and like the rest, the grapes fermented with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts in 4,500-liter oak vats. 2019 is a more forward vintage than 2018; there is more fruit and it's a little riper. But it has the chalky austerity in the palate, very mineral and soil-driven. 11,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2020, a few weeks before I tasted it.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 10 months in oak barrels.
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