2008 Faustino 1st Gran Reserva

$110.00

Variety: Tempranillo 90% Graciano 10% Mazuelo 10%

Producer: Bodegas Faustino

Region: Rioja Alavesa , Spain

Vintage: 2008

 

 

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Description

Ageing: 24 months in American oak barrels & 36 months in bottles

Bodegas Faustino, located in Oyón, Rioja Alavesa, enjoys international renown earned over more than 150 years of experience in the production and ageing of premium wines.

Crossing the doors of Bodegas Faustino is like stepping right into the history of wine. It is an unforgettable experience in a winery with the most extensive worldwide recognition. It is losing oneself in an immense barrel hall or in the spectacular bottle ageing cellars. It is discovering a great winery where more than nine million bottles are resting.

It is sharing the passion of a family for the land and a respect for a centuries-old tradition in creating wines.

It is discovering the essence of Rioja’s leading exporter of Gran Reservas.

Bodegas Faustino owns about 650 hectares of vineyards in the best areas of the DOCa Rioja, in the municipalities of Laguardia and Oyon, and it is one of the largest owners of vineyards in Rioja.

The land of Rioja Alavesa offers exceptional qualities, a chalky-clay soil and an optimum microclimate confer unbeatable quality to the grape varieties that grow in our vineyards. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura

Love and respect for nature are two of the pillars on which the philosophy of the winery is based.

Additional information

Notes

Clean, bright. Ruby colour developing to maroon. On the nose is complex
and elegant, wide fruity and spicy notes. On the mouth, elegant, with pleasant hints due to the barrel ageing. Long and silky finish.
It matches with any kind of meat and mushrooms rice. Some tasty or oily
fish such as tuna or cod. Medium-aged cheese such as emmental or gruyere.

Awards

92 points, vintage 2.009. Tasting 2019
Grand Bacchus Gold, vintage 2009, Premios Bacchus 2019, Spain
Gold Decanter 2017
Premium Gold, vintage 2005. Berliner Wine Trophy
2017
93 Points, vintage 2004, Guia Peñin, 2016, Spain