Faustino I Gran Reserva - Mythical Vintages

The icon wine
of Bodegas Faustino

The Faustino was born in the 1960s, and the first bottle of Faustino I Gran Reserva Harvest 1958, went on the market in 1964.

Why Faustino? A tribute from the third generation, to its founding father, whose name was Faustino, and became the face of Faustino wine, bringing about a revolution in the world of wine, and today, almost 60 years later, it continues to be one of the most famous names in the world of wines, and a true icon.

A winemaker born in a small Rioja village, linked to the world of wine for two generations and with a career of more than 35 years in the winery; he has made Faustino I our best ambassador all over the world with time, wood, care and wisdom, keeping on and improving the legacy of his predecessor.

Faustino I Gran Reserva

Faustino in figures

of every 100 bottles of the category Gran Reserva DOCa (Qualified Appellation of Origin) Rioja sold worldwide are for Faustino I

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countries where you can enjoy Faustino I

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references of old vintages in our collection

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ranked as one of the 50 most
admired brands in 2022

millions of bottles sold over the last 50 years

Recognitions

Major awards:

Best wine in the world by the magazine Decanter in 2013

Best wine in the world by the magazine Decanter in 2013

94 points James Suckling for the 2004 vintage

94 points James Suckling for the 2004 and 2010 vintage

5/5 stars in Harpers UK magazine

5/5 stars in Harpers UK magazine

Master of Rioja for the 1994 vintage in The Drinks Business magazine

Master of Rioja for the 1994 vintage in The Drinks Business magazine

Several gold medals in the Concours Mondial in Brussels

Several gold medals in the Concours Mondial in Brussels

Gold Medal for the mythical vintage 1982 in Vinexpo Bordeaux

Gold Medal for the mythical vintage 1982 in Vinexpo Bordeaux

Faustino I Gran Reserva

Tasting notes: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, the three classic Rioja grape varieties. Graciano provides a very lively colour and high acidity; Mazuelo flavour and abundant tannin, both together with Tempranillo are the perfect coupage for long ageing wines. True to Rioja, true to its origins.

Cherry red developing to an intense ruby colour. Intense and complex. Well integrated sweet and warm hints with ripe fruit, notes of vanilla and sensations of cinnamon, blond tobacco and cocoa.

Elegant in the mouth, structured and with good acidity. The finish is sweet and surprising for a Rioja Gran Reserva. There is an aftertaste of the blend of very ripe fruit, vanilla and roasted notes.

Masterpieces take its time. Aged and refined longer. Only released when optimal.

Faustino I Gran Reserva

Vineyard origin

Our best vineyards in the area of Oyón and Laguardia are the starting point for our iconic wine. Selected plots for a classic Rioja blend: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.

New image

Classic Faustino I capsule in matt green Label.

Bottle neck label reminiscent of a cigar band. Those that Don Julio used to smoke.

Quality embossing work gives the label a Neo-classical air, a subtle representation of wealth.

Round portrait with decorative printed border.

Gran Faustino 1955 Reserva

Label streamlined by paring down the shoulders and with more harmoniously integrated portrait.

Label tribute to Julio Faustino Martínez, “Legado de Don Julio” (Legacy of Don Julio), 3rd generation at the head of the winery and creator of Faustino I, and today is present in more than 140 countries.

New paper,
natural and soft to the touch for a sensory label.

Exclusive light-proof bottle.

And in the future…

Faustino I Gran Reserva


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