- Faustino V Reserva 75cl (Spain)
- 13% abv. Region/Country: Spain, Rioja Producer: Bodegas Faustino Martinez Wine Maker: Rafael Martinez Grape Varieties: Tempranillo, graziano, mazuelo From our vineyards of Cuesta Clara, Los Trinos and Malpica, 85 hectares of vines with an average age of 23 years old. Fermented at 28º C and macerated during 23 days. Aged for 16 months in new American oak barrels from Pennsylvannia and 2 years in bottle. The Regulating Council of Origin Rioja gave the official qualification of 'Excellent' to the 1995 vintage. Faustino is the leading exporter of high quality, award-winning Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. Faustino adopts the 'French château concept'. From growing its own vines to vinification to bottling, Faustino's aim is to maintain the highest control over production. Its range represents a palette of styles and vintages to show Rioja at its very best. Faustino's owned and managed vineyards are located in the upper part of Rioja Alavesa, and enjoy the best geographical and climatic conditions needed to produce the highest quality wines: short, hard winters, land characterised by foothills, gorges and hillsides, neither too much nor too little sunlight, and finally, enjoying an altitude of between 400 and 600 metres. Prepare and Use It is powerful, elegant and delicate. Mellow smoothness combines with tones of fresh grape. Rich strawberry and raspberry fruit is the keynote of this wine, with complex notes added by its ageing in barrel. It is the quintessential meat wine - the ideal partner for anything from a steak to a Sunday roast, but it is in fact much more flexible than that. Drink it with: a rocket salad, (lightly chilled) with tuna and other seared fish, robust pasta dishes, with Moroccan spiced tagines, medium curries like a lamb rogan josh or with French bistro fare like lamb shanks or duck confit, with a moussaka or vegetarian chilli. It's a great all-rounder for cheese.
- 750 ml per Bottle
litres per case