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Thumbnail Weinbergsbesichtigung und Weinprobe in der Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha in der Rioja DOC
Camprovin, Provinz La Rioja (Rioja)
1 Stunde 30 Minuten
Von 10,00 €
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Über das Weingut und die Weine

Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha is a winery located in Rioja Alta, one of the best-known wine-producing regions of Spain. This winery, operated in the town of Baños de Río Tobía (Rioja Alta) by Juan Carlos Sancha, a professor of enology at the University of La Rioja, is situated on five hectares of land along the border of D.O.Ca. Rioja, and in the coldest zone of this wine denomination. This cooler location, in Baños de Río Tobía (Rioja Alta) in the Najerilla Valley, contributes to the high quality of their wines. Juan Carlos Sancha’s winery also has vines of minority varieties such as Tempranillo Blanco, Maturana Tinta, Maturana Blanca, varieties that he and his university colleague Fernando Martinez de Toda discovered, rescued from extinction, and developed. Professor Sancha then went on to found the first Rioja winery employing these minority varieties in commercialized wines. Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha specializes in the production of artisan organic wines elaborated from these minority varieties, offering three fine wines: Ad Libitum Maturana Tinta, Ad Libitum Tempranillo Blanco, and Peña El Gato. Ad Libitum Maturana Tinta comes from an old minority Navarrateña variety of Maturana Tinta. Tempranillo Blanco is made from Tempranillo Blanco grapes, a mutation from the traditional, better-known red Tempranillo grapes. Peña El Gato derives its name from the idea that the 95-year-old Garnacha grapevines, from which this wine come, are located so high up the mountains that even cats won’t dare to go there.

We have THREE lines of wines:


 AD LIBITUM Tempranillo Blanco 2020 (100% Tempranillo Blanco) Young white wine.

Production: 10.200 bottles

AD LIBITUM Maturana Blanca 2022 (100% Maturana Blanca). BARREL FERMENTED

5 months in new French oak barrel (Tronçais)

Production: 3.300 bottles

AD LIBITUM Maturana Tinta 2020 (100% Maturana Tinta)

11 months in new French oak barrel (Tronçais)

Production: 9.600 bottles

 AD LIBITUM Monastel de Rioja 2021 (100% Monastel de Rioja)

11 months in new French oak barrel (Tronçais)

Production: 1.200 bottles


PEÑA EL GATO Garnacha “Viñas Centenarias” 2020 (100% Garnacha) from vines of 103 years old.

11 months in French oak barrel (Tronçais)

Production: 3.150 bottles

PEÑA EL GATO Garnacha NATURAL 2021 (100% Garnacha) “Without Sulphur”

11 months in French oak barrel (Tronçais)

Production: 2.000 bottles


Concerning our Collection of Garnachas Centenarias (Attached info) is compound of 6 Garnacha variety bottles.

Five years ago, it was the first time we bought grapes in order to elaborate a collection of singular garnachas. I was involved in small project of recovering “Ancient Garnachas”, all the grapes come from ancient garnachas varieties from our village or near it of about 100 years as our Peña El Gato wine. The only different was the land exposition/ situation of the terroir. We elaborated old garnachas from 5 vinegrowers, this year, they have been aged for 11 months in new French oak barrel (Tronçais)

The result of this work was that we put on the market a collection of 5 different wines made with ancient garnacha form different terroirs near our village plus our Peña El Gato Garnacha. We packed the 6 wines with our main label “Peña El Gato” in which appears the name of its 5 viticultors and Juan Carlos Sancha name (our Peña El Gato Garnacha “Viñas Centenarias”) which identify the 6 garnachas.

Our total production of this collection is 3.600 bot. (one barrel of each Garnacha from these viticultors)

PEÑA EL GATO TINAJA 2021. From a vineyard planted in 1917

11 months in MUD AMPHORA

Production: 1200 bottles

PEÑA EL GATO GRANITO 2022. From a vineyard planted in 1917

11 months in GRANITE AMPHORA

Production: 770 bottles




Grape variety mix Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía, Viura y Turruntés”

8 months in new French oak barrel (Tronçais PREMIUM)

Vineyard recognized as VIÑEDO SINGULAR planted in 1906

Producción: 660 bot.


18 months in new French oak barrel (Tronçais PREMIUM)

100% Garnacha

 Vineyard recognized as VIÑEDO SINGULAR planted in 1906

Producción: 1320 bot.