Clean, bright, medium layer. Beautiful cherry red color with garnet evolution. Intense. Barrel notes are very present. Sweet sensations, lightly toasted. Very well integrated with notes of slightly ripe fruits of the forest.
Pleasant in the mouth. The tannins are very well integrated, round. Medium finish marked by toasted barrels.
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.
Minimum 15 months in American oak barrels
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.
James Suckling 90 points, vintage 2017. Tasting 2020 // 91 points, vintage 2016. Tasting 2019.
Decanter Magazine 2019 90 points, vintage 2016.