After a few years working as Telmo Rodriguez's right hand man at Remelluri in Rioja, Juan Antonio Ponce returned to his family’s 22 hectare farm in the province of Cuenca, located just east of Madrid. Then just 23 years old, he boldly broke his family's habit of selling the harvest, in favor of bottling their own wine. In a very short time, his work with the local grape has earned him the title "King of Bobal". His vines are quite old, between 50-85 years,and he bottles according to vineyard site, to highlight the range of bobal’s expression across different terruños. Bobal is indigenous to Spain, originally from Valencia, on the Eastern coast. It produces vibrant red wines with fresh fruit and low alcohol - even in the blistering sun of La Mancha. This wine is likely to be a surprise new favorite for gamay and pinot noir drinkers, and a perfect complement to grilled proteins like skirt steak or pork chops.