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2008 Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce La Casilla Vina Estrecha, Manchuela, Spain

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Score: 86.
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Grape Variety: Bobal

Bobal is a dark-skinned grape variety native to Utiel-Requena in southeast Spain. It is widely planted throughout the region in the DOs of Valencia, Manchuela, Alicante and Murcia. Outside Spain, Bobal is grown in small amounts in the Roussillon region of France and the Italian island of Sardinia, where it is known as Bovale or Nieddera. Its name is derived from the Latin word bovale – meaning bull – and refers to the resemblance the grape bunches have to a bull’s head. 

In Spain, it is the third most-cultivated variety behind Airen and Tempranillo. Bobal’s thick skins produce deeply colored w ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Manchuela wine region

    Manchuela is a large wine region in the eastern part of Castilla-La Mancha, a land-locked autonomous community in central Spain. Manchuela borders Utiel-Requena and Valencia in the east, Ribera del Jucar and La Mancha in the west and Almansa in the south. Similarities with each of these neighboring regions is evident, geographically, stylistically and climatically.

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  • Castilla La Mancha wine region

    Castilla-La Mancha is a large region which lies south and east of the Spanish capital Madrid. Although famous for its Manchego cheese and Don Quixote, Castilla-La Mancha also has a deep cultural history here; scattered throughout the region are various World Heritage sites, including medieval castles, Stone Age rock paintings, and the historic cities of Toledo and Cuenca.

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