*** Silver Medal Mundus Vini Germany***
Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2005 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Faustino
Bodegas Faustino owns 650 hectares of vineyards in the best areas of the Rioja DOCa between Laguardia and Oyón villages. One of the largest owners of vineyards in Rioja.
The love and respect for nature are two of the pillars on which is based the winery´s philosophy.
In recent years, there have been incorporating new viticulture practices that respect the environment and make our vineyards increasingly sustainable.
Among others, precision viticulture in order to analyze the evolution of different areas in the same plot and act accordingly, disc harrow (makes the grass that is removed from the vineyard to join it again to the earth and become compost, favoring the natural cycle), incorporation of alternative treatments for plant protection products (sexual confusion and alternative compounds).
Ageing Potential: A further 3 - 4 Years
A complex nose as expected, deft coconut framing a savoury amalgam of rotting lumber, dried herbs, leather and baking spices. Sensual and refined, rustic elegance, there's a fine degree of stuffing to its midweight frame. Dusty strawberries on a wet forest floor and wood that doesn't detract adds to its complexity. Doesn't have the blockbuster palate of the '01, but it's very fine and could still use another 5 or more years aging. 91 pts
Food Matches: Casseroles / Lamb / Beef/ Smoked Fish / Soft Cheese