Ponce Blanco 2022
Reto, una de las referencias más conocidas de Juan Antonio Ponce, pasa a denominarse Ponce Blanco a partir de esta añada 2022. Se elabora al 100% con la autóctona Albilla, la variedad más antigua de la que se tiene registro en la denominación de origen Manchuela. De perfil austero, mineral y con la chispa de los suelos graníticos.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The old Reto white has been renamed with the name of the family, as it was the first year they used the new family vineyards that represent close to 40% of the blend of the 2022 Ponce Blanco. It fermented in 600-liter barrels and 1,000-liter foudres, where it matured with lees for seven months. The Albilla grape from Manchuela, which is different from the Albillo from Gredos, Ribera del Duero or the Canary Islands, keeps low alcohol (12% this year) and high acidity and freshness (pH 3.1 and 6.2 grams of acidity), which give it a sharp, fresh and austere profile. The name can be a bit misleading, as it's not the top for whites as it is for the red. There's always a citrus touch with hints of grapefruit. It has a tasty palate with a combination of acid and bitter flavors that give it an austere profile. It's a serious white beyond the price point. 17,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2023.
A pretty nose with apples and fresh pears. Medium body with a fresh character. Bright acidity and good crunch towards the delicious, lemony finish. Drink now.