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Bodegas Faustino

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A Small Town with a Big History

It is formed after two towns were incorporated, and has a population of about 3000.

Oyon borders to La Rioja, and is part of Rioja Designation of Origin. All Bodegas Faustino wines are DOCa Rioja Classified.

Bodegas Faustino

Bodegas Faustino in Álava close to La Rioja

History of Bodegas Faustino

Every town has a history and some of them date back for generations and generations with Bodegas Faustino being one of these historical wineries which was first purchased by Eleuterio Martinez Arzoc in 1861 starting his legacy with the vineyards and manor house where he made his wine and sold it directly from the barrel working from the back of his horse drawn cart.

Phylloxera destroyed the vineyards in most of Europe and the Faustino vineyards were also sadly taken out by the root disease but with the help of his son Faustino Martinez Perez de Albeniz, they reconstructed the vineyards in 1920 and decided to modernise the business by bottling their wines laying down the foundation for a modern and international company.

The first brands of their wines were called; Campillo, Vina Parrita, Santana and Famar and by 1957 with the help of the third generation headed by Julio Faustino Martinez, the company became one of the leaders and the largest export firm for reserve and grand reserve wines.

In 1960 Julio created the brand name “Faustino” in honour of his father and their first export in their international expansion was sent to Austria.

Today the family business is a well known success with over 47000 casks containing wines made under the highest standards, giving them international recognition and the cellars can hold over 9 million bottles of reserve and grand reserve wines with all of them estate grown and bottled.

The Vineyards

The vineyards are located in the upper portion of Rioja Alavesa at an altitude of 1200 to 1800 feet.

The climate is cool thanks to the sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean and the soils are chalky which allows the vines to thrive.

With more than 150 years of tradition and experience the family Faustino own 650 hectares of vineyards in the best areas of Rioja between Laguardia and Oyon villages and their love and respect for the land and the vineyards is what has made them successful today.

The main grapes used by Faustino is; Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano and Viura.

They have recently incorporated new viticulture methods aiding in respect for the environment and makes the vineyards sustainable with the incorporation of alternative treatments for plant protection products, making them the first Spanish group of wineries that have been certified by AENOR the carbon footprint of 8 wines out of 6 wineries.

With the combination of tradition and innovation Bodegas Faustino are able to offer one of the largest selections of reds, whites, roses and cavas to customers in over 70 countries.

Faustino Wines

The wines produced at Bodegas Faustino are presented in a frosted burgundy style bottle and a Roman numeral follows the name as a classification of their wines.

The top level wines have a 1, the middle of the range bottles are V, entry level V11 and they also have the Crianza, Reserva or grand reserve.

Cava is also one of the wines produced but it is usually associated with Catalonia although it is produced in Rioja.

With all the tradition and generations making their business a success, it would be natural to talk about the wines.

  • Faustino V Blanco consists of 75% Viura and 25% Chardonnay grape varietals with aromas of fragrant fruits and fresh, crisp finish
  • Faustino V11 Blanco undergoes an unusual vinification process where the grapes are fermented completely clean using enzymes and selected yeasts and it is released four months after bottling. It is a pale gold wine with green reflections and aromas of citrus and floral, consisting of 100% Viura
  • Faustino V Reserva Tinto 2005 is an old school red wine that is aged for one year in wooden casks and then refined in the bottle for two years before it is released. This wine has the aromas of vanilla, red cherries, strawberries and toast with an end note of fruit, cloves and cocoa
  • Faustino V Rosado is consists of 100% Tempranillo grapes with aromas of strawberries and it is a deep rose colour wine
  • Faustino de Autor Reserva Especial is a deep red wine with aromas of cherry, vanilla, cola and strawberry preserves and herby, sweet, musk and berry finish

Faustino also has addition vintages to add to their collection and the Cava selection consists of Cava Brut Reserva, Rosado, Cava extra dry and cava semi seco.

Othe Wine Reviews from Bodegas Faustino

Faustino 1 Brand

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva

Faustino I Gran Reserva is a red - blended, savory and classic wine which is the third most searched among the region’s wines.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva 1964

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva 1964

Faustino I Gran Reserva is a red - blended, savory and classic wine which is considered as an amazing treat for Spain’s wine lovers.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva 1970

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva 1970

Faustino I Gran Reserva 1970 is a red - blended, savory and classic wine which extraordinary and considered as historic and all-time greats in the country.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva 1994

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Gran Reserva 1994

Faustino I Gran Reserva 1994 is a red - blended, savory and classic wine which is now hitting its peak and which wine drinkers are in love with.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Reserva 75th Anniversary

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino I Reserva 75th Anniversary

Faustino I Reserva 75th Anniversary is a red - blended, savory and classic wine which is considered as an amazing treat for Spain’s wine lovers.

Faustino 5 Brand

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino V Red Reserva

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino V Red Reserva

Faustino V Red Reserva is a red - blended, classic and savory wine which is considered as the first Rioja white wines to feature the Chardonnay grape.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino V Rose

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino V Rose

Faustino V Rose is a rose - blended, rich and fruity wine which is considered as the first Rioja white wines to feature the Chardonnay grape.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino V White

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino V White

Faustino V White is a white - blended, buttery and complex wine which is considered as the first Rioja white wines to feature the Chardonnay grape.

Faustino 7 Brand

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino VII Red Wine

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino VII Red Wine

Faustino VII Red Wine is a rose - blended, rich and fruity wine which is fully in demand and also widely available in Europe and America.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino VII Rose

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino VII Rose

Faustino VII Rose is a rose - blended, rich and fruity wine which is fully in demand and also widely available in Europe and America.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino VII White

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino VII White

Faustino VII White is a white - blended, buttery and complex wine which is considered as above average in terms of popularity in wines.

Faustino Specials Brand

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino 9 Mil

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino 9 Mil

Faustino 9 Mil is a red – blended, classic and savory style of wine which is becoming more famous as the years of production go by.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino de Autor Reserva

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino de Autor Reserva

Faustino de Autor Reserva is a red - blended, savory and classic wine, which is famous and has been increasing popularity than last year.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino Red Crianza

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino Red Crianza

Faustino Red Crianza is a red - blended, savory and classic wine, which is considered as one of the most popular wines in the region.
Bodegas Faustino – Faustino Reserva Edicion Especial

Bodegas Faustino – Faustino Reserva Edicion Especial

Faustino Reserva Edicion Especial is a red - blended, savory and classic wine, which is more expensive than most of the red wines from Rioja.

Cavas Faustino Brand

Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Brut Reserva

Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Brut Reserva

Cava Faustino Brut Reserva is a sparkling, fresh and youthful wine which is considered as amazing and tasteful by wine drinkers.
Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Extra Seco

Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Extra Seco

Cava Faustino Extra Seco is a white - blended, sparkling, fresh and youthful wine which is definitely and widely available in the country and in Europe.
Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Rosado

Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Rosado

Cava Faustino Faustino is a berry – blended, sparkling and creamy wine, which has been stable in the country, especially its price in the market.
Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Semi Seco

Bodegas Faustino – Cava Faustino Semi Seco

Cava Faustino Semi Seco is a white - blended, sparkling, sweet and spritzy wine and complex wine which is composed of pure grape varieties of Spain.

Visit Bodegas Faustino

Visiting this small town business will surprise you with the magnificence of perfection and knowledge that has been forwarded through from generation to generation and while you are there you are able to see the vineyards and tour the cellars along with the private cellar tour where you can taste the vintages whilst pairing it up with a delightful meal.

Tours and events

Winery tours is every working day at 10 and 13, book your visit here.

Book a visit at the vineyard or a wine tasting to discover the evolution of Faustino wines over time. You can also book a company visit with a winery or vineyard tour, or maybe wine tasting when having a board meeting.

Contact

Website: http://www.bodegasfaustino.com/en/
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +34 945 622 500

Find Bodegas Faustino on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

Address

Bodegas Faustino
Carretera Logroño s/n
01320 Oyón, Álava, Spain

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