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Characteristics of Reto
Reto is a white wine produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce in the D.O. Manchuela. The winery is situated in the municipality of Iniesta in the southeast of Cuenca, in the eastern end of Castilla La Mancha.
The winery is a family project founded by Juan Antonio Ponce, whose principle aim has been to publicise what native grape varieties of Manchuela have to offer. These native varieties include the Bobal, Moravia, Agria and Albilla grapes, varieties that are relatively unknown in the wine world, but little by little are gaining recognition on the Spanish viticultural scene.
Reto is made exclusively with the Albilla variety, with the grapes used taken from very old vines grown at altitudes around 700metres. The grapes are pressed and the must ferments in (600litre) barrels. The wine is decanted to 600litre and 4500 litre barrels with its fine lees.
Reto is a vibrant and fresh white wine, with a good potential for ageing.
Serve at 10ºC
Chicken stew, Mushrooms, Grilled chicken, White fish in sauce, Fish rices
Over the past few years, the DO Manchuela has worked extensively on improving the quality of its wines, and it is clear that its efforts have paid off. Improved technological advances and greater knowledge in the cultivation of their vineyards have launched the region into a new era. The wines produced here are enjoyed both in the domestic and the international market, with 80% of production sold internationally. Harvests are now carried out slightly sooner to produce slightly subtler wines, with the skins being separated from the must to get more subdued colours, while the wines are cold stabilized and undergo fermentation in controlled temperatures, in search of fruity aromas.