2019 La Casilla Bobal

La Casilla Bobal

2019 La Casilla Bobal

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Juan Antonio Ponce worked and learned next to the famous Telmo Rodriguez. At the age of 23 he left and decided to make his own winery in the newer Manchuela DO zone and with a focus on the local grape variety Bobal.
If you've never heard of it, Bobal is a red Spanish variety with lots of bright cherry fruit, fine tannins, juicy acidity, and chocolatey aftertaste. While its plantings are not that common, it's usually found in many blends and it's only in recent years that we've begun to see it out on its own as single varietal. We have Ponce to thank, with his impressive range of varietally driven Bobal wines making La Casilla one of the wines you need to try!

La Casilla comes from organically grown vines, aged 35-70 years old. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts, in whole bunches, in oak tanks of 4,500 litres. It is then transferred to 600-liter oak barrels where it ages for 10 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered and without any other intervention.

Tasting Note:
It has dark savoury fruit with notes of bay, thyme and leather. Firmer structured and chalky on the palate. In typical Bodegas Ponce fashion, La Casilla manages to express the inherent power and structure of Bobal and it's native Manchuela, but goes so with the sort of grace and style that re-calls Cru Beaujolais.

This is a Dry, Medium bodied wine with Medium+ acidity and Medium- tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Bobal

Country:

Spain

Abv:

12.5%

Vintage:

2019

Region:

Castilla La mancha

pH:
Oaked or Unoaked:

French Oak

Appellation:

Manchuela D.O

Style (R/S):

Dry

Aged Before Release:

10 Months in Oak

Farming:

Sustainable / Organic

Drinkability:

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