Wine Faustino, "Selection de Familia", 2009
Wine rich ruby red color with cherry rim.
The wine has a rich, complex, well-balanced taste with soft tannins and lively acidity, which is dominated by tones of dried fruit, ripe fresh fruit and toast. The special charm of the blame attached to shades of sweetness and spice in a surprisingly long finish.
Complex aroma of the wine reveals hints of wood, ripe red fruits and light notes of leather, vanilla and coffee.
The wine is perfectly suitable as an aperitif and a good complement of red meat dishes with delicious sauces, small game (quail, pigeons), as well as dishes from the big game, seasoned with aromatic herbs.
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 - "Bodegas 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 cellars of "Bodegas Faustino" established 4500 barriques, 80% of which are made of American oak and 20% - from the French.
Labels classical and reserve wines "Bodegas 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.