Wine "Faustino VII", Rioja DOC, 2013
Wine rich ruby-garnet color with plum shade.
Sredneteloe, elegant wine with good structure and hints of red fruit in the long aftertaste.
The rich aroma of the wine reveals tones of ripe cherries, dried berries, tobacco, spices and sweet vanilla shades.
The wine goes well with a variety of dishes from pork and beef, as well as mature cheeses.
"Faustino VII" - a true Spanish "aristocrat". This classic wine from Rioja is made from Tempranillo dominant with the addition of a small proportion of Mazuela. Berries grown in mild climatic conditions in soils that contain lime. The wine is full of beautiful, complex flavor and has an attractive, velvety taste. Carefully selected berries undergo fermentation process at a temperature of 29 ° C for 24 days and the process of maceration on the skins for 16 days. Then the wine is aged in oak barrels for 10 months. One third of the barrels made of French oak, the remaining two-thirds are made of American oak. The bottles are stored in the cellar for a few years, allowing the wine to develop its quality.
In 1861, Eleuterio Martinez Arzok took the first steps for the development of the family business, and acted as a winemaker, and as a trader by selling them produced wine straight from the barrel, which is put on the cart and traveled with it throughout the county. Thus began the history of the winery, which today is one of the leading producers of fine wines of Rioja, the leader in volume, variety and quality. In 1960, a descendant of Eleuterio, Don Julio Faustino Martinez, has done a lot for the development and modernization of the economy, as well as to expand the range of wines, the winery name added to his name, finally secured for the economy, "Faustino". Due to the growing popularity of wine "Faustino" not only in Spain but also abroad, the family gradually expanded their territory of vineyards, which now occupy 600 acres, building new production facilities and cellars.
Vineyards "Faustino" located in the upper part of the Rioja Alavesa, at an altitude of 1200-1800 meters above sea level. This site is a relatively cool, thanks to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, climate and chalky soil has excellent exposure for growing excellent grapes. In the basement, "Faustino" established 4500 barriques, 80% of which are made of American oak and 20% - from the French.
Labels classical and reserve wines "Faustino" decorated with reproductions of famous paintings by Velazquez and Rembrandt pen and a bottle of wine of the new generation called "Modern Reds" depicts Don Julio Faustino Martinez.