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Characteristics of Faustino I Gran Reserva 75 Aniversario
Faustino I Gran Reserva 75 Aniversario is a red wine from the Rioja D.O. region. This wine is produced by the Bodega Faustino as a homage to the president of the winery, Julio Faustino Martínez. The winery is based in Ovón (Álava) and has over 150 years of experience behind in the development of premium wines.
This wine is a blend of Tempranillo (92%) and Graciano (8%) grapes, taken from the 650 hectares of vineyards that lies in the Rioja Alavesa, between Laguardia and Ovón. The climate of the zone is mediterranean with a strong cantabrian influence. This zone also does not experience the cold winds from the north, since the Sierra de Cantabria acts as a natural barrier of protection.
After the harvest, the grapes undergo fermentation in tanks for a period of 21days. After, the must is place in barrels to peform malolactic fermentation.
Finally, Faustino I Gran Reserva 75 Aniversario ages in an American Oak barrel for 11 months and in a French oak barrel for 14, being racked 4 times during the ageing process.
Tasting notes Faustino I Gran Reserva 75 Aniversario
SightIntense picota cherry colour with maroon iridescences. Medium-high robe. Clean and bright.NoseThis wine's ageing, both in the barrel and in the bottle, have resulted in a very aromatic nose boasting a range of nuances: balsamic, spices, leather and touches of ripe fruit.TasteFresh, powerful and round palate. Complex and elegant tannins. Broad, long and persistent aftertaste.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
To talk about The Bodegas Faustino is to refer to a long family that over generations has dedicated itself to the world of wine. The winery is one of the few family wineries that is still in the hands of the descendants of the founder, and is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the same family. The Faustino winery is also part of the elite group of century old wineries in La Rioja, it is one of the largest in La Rioja, and is one of the most important wineries in Spain. Although regardless of their size, they have not put quantity over quality, with their vast range of wines receiving acclaim, obtaining numerous awards on a national and international level.