|Production||50,000 - 60,000 bottles|
What does this wine taste like?
Once the bottle is uncorked and the wine served, we can appreciate its lovely cherry colour with violet hues on the rim and medium density. The nose emanates fresh aromas of cherries and blackberries, complemented by woodland hints, liquorice and the odd lactic note. At first it seems shy, but its juiciness soon hits the palate, filling it with luscious tannins and light spicy suggestions. There's elegance, a subtly bitter nuance, leaving in our minds the image of a modern wine that seemingly wants to refer us back to a time gone by.
Drinking and storing
Roast lamb / Pork roasted in red wine / Semi-cured cheeses / Meat rice dishes / Vegetable salads
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
An amazing flavour!
This is now our favourite Spanish wine beating Rioja!!!! If you are looking for a different taste experience go for it.
Delicious wine for the price, went well with lamb ragu - recommended to accompany any red meat I would say.
Surprised how smooth and balanced this young wine. Ready to drink now or cellar for the coming years.
Classy and stylish for modest price
The Clos Lojen could be mistaken for a Beaujolais cru. It offers an aromatic nose of strawberries and wild fruits, it is flavourful, structured and balanced in the mouth, and finishes well. It's a little like a good Morgon for less than half the price.
Leicht und locker auf der Terrasse!
Der Clos Lojen 2019 hat mich überrascht. Leicht, ein runder Geschmack, sanfte Tannine ... ein wunderbarer Wein, den man leicht gekühlt auf der Terrasse im Sonnenschein geniessen sollte. Kommt wieder in meinen Weinkeller!
The grapes originate from vines aged up to 80 years old, with some even un-grafted, and are vinified separately, each parcel individually, with the aim of showing the diverse facets of the same grape grown in different terroirs. The grapes, not destalked, are pressed and fermented using wild yeasts. Afterwards, the wine ages for 7 months in previously used, 600-litre French oak barrels. It is bottled without filtering or clarifying.
|Ageing period||6 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
Clos Lojen is a red wine made in the relatively new denomination of origin, Manchuela. This small wine-producing area located within the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca offers in each successive vintage wines with ever more character and expressivity. Its vineyards are situated at about 600 metres above sea level and sited on mainly clay soil with a significant limestone element, which is partly responsible for the elegance of its wines. From among all the wines produced in Manchuela, the juicy, fruity reds are particularly appealing, and most especially those made from the Bobal variety.
This grape, indigenous to the Spanish Levant and already making an appearance in 14th Century documents, produces wines in intense shades of violet, balanced and fresh, with an abundance of fruit, floral aromas and good ageing ability. Although many might consider it a minority variety, the truth is that it's Spain's second red variety, behind only the omnipresent Tempranillo. In recent years, a small group of producers has strongly favoured this grape, redeeming it from its rather productive nature and seeking to stylise its tannins in order to reveal a more elegant side.
|Vine age||30 years|
|Soil||Clay / Limestone|
|Climate||Mediterranean with Atlantic influence|
Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce
Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce is a family-run winery which has successfully enabled the small denomination of Manchuela to start becoming known on the international scene. Their original and honest wines have developed into essential brands for finding out what this area produces, and in particular, for discovering the Bobal, a variety which is increasingly more appreciated thanks to the efforts and dedication of experienced winemakers such as Juan Antonio Ponce. Founded in 2005...