The Punctum Estate in La Mancha, Spain completed its conversion to bio-dynamics in 2011 – any wines produced prior to that should only classified as organic wines rather than bio-dynamic.
At Dominio de Punctum the focus on quality is obsessive; this really shows through in their wines: they have stunning depth and purity. Altitude, sandy soils and deep roots mean that natural acidity is high for La Mancha and makes it realistic to grow Sauvignon, Viognier and Chardonnay. The estate also grows Graciano, Petit Verdot and Syrah grapes, all of which do really well here too.
Winemaking is delightfully simple but studiously carried out, with extensive use of concrete tanks for the red wines and temperature controlled stainless steel for the whites. It’s nice to see a water recycling plant too as this is increasingly this area’s biggest environmental problem!
Festival Wines has the Punctum and Lobetia wines available to buy online:
For more about bio-dynamics, try the BDA website, as they say: The Association exists in order to support, promote and develop this approach to farming, gardening and forestry. This unique form of organic growing seeks to improve the nutritional value of food and the sustainability of land by nurturing the vitality of the soil through the practical application of a holistic and spiritual understanding of nature and the human being.