Color - Intense, bright cherry red.
Bouquet - Aromatic and complex, with notes of tobacco, cedar and leather against a background of ripe fruit, jam and spices.
Taste - Powerful yet velvety, with flavors of rich red fruit, licorice and minerals and smooth, ripe tannins.
Rioja Alavesa, Spain
From mature vines (planted in the mid-1960s) in Faustino’s estate vineyards in Rioja, Spain.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are de-stemmed and undergo fermentation at 86°F. The grapes then goes through a 27-day maceration period with light pumping over, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wines age for 28 months in oak (80% American and 20% French) and spend 36 months aging in the bottle before they are released, for a total ageing of 64 months.
|85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
|Flavorful fish like tuna , red meat, game and medium cured cheeses such as Manchego and emmental.