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Faustino

The winery "Bodegas Faustino (Martínez)" is located in the municipality of Oyón near Logroño in the Spanish Rioja sub-area Rioja Alavesa-, It was founded in 1860 by Eleuterio Martínez Arzok, who sold his wines as a barrel product. His son Faustino Martínez Pérez de Albéniz took over the business in 1930 and began to bottle himself under his own name. In 1960 founding grandson Julio Faustino Martínez founded the international reputation of the house with the famous "Faustino" line. Today, the fourth generation of the family is run by José Luis Fernandez de Jubera. Its own vineyards cover 650 hectares of vineyards in the four communities Oyón, Laguardia, Logroño and Mendavia. It is also purchased on a large scale grapes. There are 25,000 oak barrels for the extension, of which three quarters are made of American oak and one quarter of French oak. Every year around one sixth of the barrels are replaced by new ones. The empire also includes the wineries Campillo (Rioja), Leganza (Toledo), Marques de Vitoria (Rioja), Portia (Ribera del Duero), Valcarlos (Navarra) and Victorianas (Rioja).

The flagship of the house is the red wine "Faustino I Gran Reserva". It is made from a high proportion of Tempranillo with some Graciano and Mazuelo, aged for at least 24 months in 80% American and 20% French oak barrels and a further 36 months in the bottle. The wine will be launched at the earliest in the sixth year after the vintage on the market. The best vintages are 1964, 1970, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1995. The red wine "Faustino V Reserva" matures for 16 months and the red wine "Faustino VII" for 10 months in each American oak. Both are made from a high percentage of Tempranillo with some Mazuelo. The "Faustino V" is also available in white made of 100% Viura and rose of 100% Tempranillo. The "Faustino VII" is also available in rose from 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano. The "Faustino de Autor" is blended from Tempranillo with some Graciano and aged 24 months in French oak barrels. The "Faustino Selección de Familia" is made from 100% Tempranillo; He matures 11 months in light American and 5 months in French oak barrels. The wines are bottled in light-colored frosted glass bottles with labels designed by famous painters. It will too Cava's produced from Chardonnay and Macabeo.

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