Domain: Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha An icon of viticulture in Spain, Juan Carlos Sancha is also professor of enology at the University of Rioja. His 5-hectare domain is located in the coolest part of the Rioja appellation. Rather rare, unknown grape varieties are planted, such as Tempranillo Blanco, Maturana Tinta, Maturana Blanca. The wines are organic. The combination of a clement climate, high altitude and limestone soils makes the vines ‘suffer’, producing few, very concentrated grapes.