13.70€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Juan António Ponce compared the white 2021 Reto with the 2013 and 2018, to him the best vintage of this wine so far. It was produced with the local Albilla grape, not to be confused with the Albillo from other regions, a grape that can transmit an incredible sense of freshness in a warm place like Manchuela. They now have new vineyards that they planted in the village of Villanueva de la Jara that ripen up to 15 days later and deliver vibrant wines with a more pungent saline sensation and an electric mouthfeel. This 12.5% alcohol wine has a pH of 3.15 and 6.2 grams of acidity (measured in tartaric acid per liter of wine). This is sharp and austere, mineral and electric when young, with an intense salinity and a vibrant and electric finish. Unbelievable for the price. With the experience of previous vintages, this should develop tremendously in bottle. 15,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2022. In 2021, they saved wine to produce a new top-of-the-range white to complete the red Ponce, so there will be a 2021 Ponce Blanco.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Fermented and aged in used French oak barrels.
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