A soft and leesy viura, this is built on lees rather than acidity, feeling like a magnified pinot grigio or arneis. For aperitifs.
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Grape Varieties100% Viura
DescriptionGrupo Faustino is the country's leading producer of fine wines from Rioja and one of the most celebrated names in modern Spanish winemaking. Founded 150 years ago by Eleuterio Martinez Arzok, Grupo Faustino has excelled in balancing tradition and modernity over the past decades. The winery received worldwide acclaim in the 1950s when descendant Julio Faustino Martinez launched the family-owned label in both national and international markets. Today, the estate is led by Don Julio Martinez along with his children.With 1,625 acres of vineyards, Faustino's Reserva and Gran Reserva wines are all estate grown and bottled. The vineyards are located in the upper portion of the Rioja Alavesa, at an altitude of 1,200-1,800 feet. Here, the climate is relatively cool thanks to the maritime influence of the Atlantic Ocean to the north, and the vines thrive in the areas chalky soil.
VinificationGrapes are de-stemmed and undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 59°F. The grapes then go through a 12-hour maceration period and spend 4 months in the bottle before being released.
NoseNuances of grapefruit and citrus combined with pleasant floral aromas
PalateDry, light, refreshing and crisp flavors of lemon peel and orange zest
AnalysisAlcohol: 11.5 %
Serving SuggestionsIdeal with lighter fare such as appetizers, mild cheeses, fresh vegetables, salads and seafood dishes such as shrimp cocktail, codfish, and lobster. Serve chilled.