Faustino I Gran Reserva

Region Rioja, Spain
Grape Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
Style Red
Brand Faustino

General information:
Intense, bright cherry red. Aromatic and complex, with notes of tobacco, cedar and leather against a background of ripe fruit, jam and spices. Powerful yet velvety, with flavors of rich red fruit, licorice and minerals and smooth, ripe tannins.

Variety: 86% Tempranillo, Graciano 9% and Mazuelo 5%

Origin: Rioja, Spain
Aging: 26 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting notes:
Colour: Deep ruby
Aroma: Mushroom and rich, ripe and intense plum, black cherry and spice, tobacco, leather
Palate: Great acidity, crushed flowers, super long finish

In the mid 1800s, Eleuterio Martinez Arzok took his first steps toward establishing himself as a producer and merchant of wines from the Rioja region of Spain. He started out by selling his wines in the Rioja and Basque regions, direct from the barrel. Much has changed since then and the winery he founded has since become known as one of the premier fine wine producers of the Rioja region.

In the late 1950s, his similarly adventurous descendant, Julio Faustino Martinez, launched the family-owned label in both national and international markets. Today, Bodegas Faustino is Rioja’s largest exporter of Gran Reserva wines. The winner of numerous awards and gold medals in international competitions and tastings, Bodegas Faustino is a proud custodian of the Rioja region’s growing international reputation as a source of truly world-class fine wines.

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