FAUSTINO DE AUTOR - Reserva Especiale 2001Fine Spanish Rioja Wine
Grapes are handpicked. 11-day fermentation ensued, followed by maceration on the skins lasting 28 days.
The wine was pumped over twice a day with aeration for the first three days, followed by no aeration over following two weeks.
A light daily pumping over was applied after and the wine left to rest on its less for three months. It is then aged for two years in new, medium toast French oak barrels (225 liter capacity).
Intense, bright cherry red
Complex aroma, hints of new oak, vanilla and ripe red berries
Rich, creamy with well-integrated tannins and long-lasting aftertaste.