|Production||40,000 - 50,000 bottles|
£12.20/ 0.75 L btl
The Finca Luna Beberide is a vino de paraje, a wine from a particular place, which picks up the soil’s diversity, with a captivating countryside aura in which wild red berries, bushes and earth converge with spices and smoke. It’s also a fresh and lively wine from start to finish, having enough body to satisfy every last millimetre of palate. A wine with a notable powerfulness, denoting purity and nobility. In short, a wine of conspicuous complexity at such a moderate price.
This wine was formerly known as Finca La Cuesta until the 2017 vintage. Now it’s a ‘vino de paraje’, a wine from a particular place, namely Valdetruchas, in Villafranca del Bierzo.
What does this wine taste like?
|Raspberry red / Slow-falling tears|
|Floral scents / Roses / Fresh herb|
|Unctuous / Generous / Fresh / Well-integrated tannins / Fine tannins / Fruit aromas / Strawberries / Cherries / Pleasant finish / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Oven-cooked meats / Roast beef / Venison stew
Ratings and awards
|2018||92 PK||90 PN|
|2017||90 PK||91 PN|
|2016||91 PK||91 PN||94 SK|
|2015||91 PK||92 PN||90 WS|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Delicious and great value
This young red from the Bierzo is a big hitter in terms of RCP. Lashings of vibrant red fruit and no obtrusive oak. Just what you want from a Bierzo Mencía.
This red wine is typical Bierzo. Lightly sweet. Well structured for an inexpensive wine. Good structure and powerful aromas. Very good value for money.
I have ordered this wine for couple of times now, and I will keep on ordering it in the future. It goes very well for social occasions, nice and easy!
A good smooth wine, good value for money
smooth pleasant wine with good level of dark fruit. Some blackberries, vanilla, hints ofautumn earth, and soft tannins. This is a good Mencia.
Clear dark red. On the nose blackberries and herbs. Cedar? Fresh taste, some mineral and distinct oak sweetness. Unknown grape!
|Vinification material||Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||Between 8 and 10 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Unfiltered|
The three reds made by Luna Beberide come from vineyards in a particular location, the paraje de Valdetruchas, in Villafranca del Bierzo. The youngest vines, situated in the valley, are grown for making the young Mencía; those at medium altitude, around 500-600 metres, aged more than 60 years old, are used to produce Finca Luna Beberide (previously called Finca La Cuesta for this reason); and those planted at the top of the slope, at about 700-800 metres, are destined for Art, the most concentrated and mineral wine.
|Vine age||Between 50 and 60 years|
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Slate|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
Bodegas y Viñedos Luna Beberide
Bodegas y Viñedos Luna Beberide started up in 1986, in Bierzo, under the guidance of Alejandro Luna, with the purpose of making and offering fine wines with all due respect for the land and the vines. As Alejandro maintains: "the prime material and the soil must be the mainstays of what later will be a great wine”; and thanks specifically to those slate and clay-calcareous soils, they obtain fruit-laden, mineral wines. The winery possesses a large16th Century house located...