Among the most impressive traditions of the great wine houses in the Rioja, with a long maturity of the wines at the winery, Faustino is, without a doubt, one of the most famous ones.
Smooth, complex and delicious, with barrel characteristics, Faustino Gran Reserva is aged for 26 months in French and American oak barrels, and 8 years in bottles before the wine is realeased.
The colour is cherry red but also clearly translucent, ageing, however, has brought almost nothing to the actual color; folding the edges, you’ll find just slightly red-brown tones. The nose is classic, with tertiary aromas of paprika, leather and spices, highly recognizable as Rioja, clean and balanced. The palate is medium-bodied and polished with a fine texture, good acidity and persistence.
Grape: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graziano, 5% Mazuelo
Colour: Cherry red
Bouquet: Rich and deep with ripe cherry notes, sweet and delicate cedar oak, dark chocolate, leather and delicate vanilla.
Taste: Smooth and velvety on the palate with excellent integration of cake fruits and spicy with a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Awards: Gold Medal at the prestigious German competition Mundus Vini, flagship of the winery and the Rioja most exported Gran Reserva.
Ideally wine to beef, game, mutton or lamb, and strong cheeses.