After many years dedicated to research at the University of La Rioja and the Viña Ijalba winery, Juan Carlos Sancha has returned to his home town of Baños to revere what has been known all along as “village” wine, and create wines which reveal the terroir that gives rise to them.
Juan Carlos has some old family-owned vineyards, inherited from his grandparents. He works them organically and obtains very low yields, with grapes that ripen fully and turn into wines smelling of the local countryside. Continuing his enthusiasm for research and battling to recover almost extinct varieties, Juan Carlos has planted such uncommonly found strains as Maturana Tinta, Maturana Blanca and Tempranillo Blanca.
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- EnologistJuan Carlos Sancha