Did you know that 90% of Spanish vineyards are at higher altitudes than any major French wine region? So you get the sort of temperature extremes that deliver deliciously ripe but very fresh fruit. Renowned Rioja family Bodega Martinez Bujanda (in 2006 the 'Most Awarded Winery in Spain') bought up 1,000 hectares in one such area - La Mancha - and built Finca Antigua - a state-of-the-art cellar praised by Wine Spectator as a "value-orientated success story". Chardonnay is rare in Spain but ripens well under La Mancha's plentiful sunshine - and the flavours remain very vibrant because the much cooler nights seal in the freshness. Carlos Bujanda has also used the famous Burgundian technique of Lees-Ageing - by increasing the amount of time the wine is left with its lees after fermentation, you enjoy even greater richness and complexity!