£12.05/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Luna Beberide Finca La Cuesta 2019
|Alcohol content i||13.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2019|
There are landscapes that make an impression and Bierzo is definitely one of them, a patchwork of small parcels, steep hillsides and differing microclimates, with a red grape, the Mencia, that offers fruit-forward, smooth, elegant wines. Here we have one: Finca La Cuesta, a wine whose name just about says it all. Of the winery’s three reds, it is the one made with grapes from vineyards at medium altitude: using the youngest grapevines, Luna Beberide produces their Mencia Joven; from those growing at an altitude of 500-600 metres and aged over 60 years old comes this Finca La Cuesta; and from the top of the hillside, at around 700-800 metres, emanates their wine Art, which is the most concentrated and mineral.
Finca La Cuesta is a fruit-laden wine, smooth, elegant and mineral (the soils are clay-calcareous and decomposed slate), and has a very accessible nature, which is particularly pleasing. In appearance it is glyceric, a dark Picota cherry colour, clean and of medium density, and both on the nose and palate it is complex and fine. It displays a wide range of notes, to include leather, balsamic, mineral and spicy, combining well with the fresh aromas of wild fruit and honeycomb. There is a smooth but vigorous entry on the palate, it has spirit and is intense and fruit-forward, with good structure. This is a wine that shows purity and nobility. It has remarkable power and tannins that augur well for a good evolution, and, if we have to find a weakness, we might point out that it is not very long, as its finish is a little impaired due to the presence of rather edgy yet not harsh acidity, which will eventually fade over time, but compensated by that delightful complexity which increases even more with some aeration in the glass. A fine Mencia and a fine wine.
Oven-cooked meats / Roast beef / Venison stew
- Vine age:60 years
- Soil:Calcareous-clay / Slate
- Ageing period:12 months
- Type of wood:French oak
- Clarification and filtration:Unfiltered
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
- Decanting:Aeration is recommended
- ViewRaspberry red / Slow-falling tears
- Bouquet:Floral scents / Roses / Fresh herb
- Mouth:Unctuous / Generous / Fresh / Well-integrated tannins / Fine tannins / Fruit aromas / Strawberries / Cherries / Pleasant finish / Persistent
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.by: Jacek (04/04/2017) - Vintage 2015
This red wine is typical Bierzo. Lightly sweet. Well structured for an inexpensive wine. Good structure and powerful aromas. Very good value for money.by: Jesus (30/12/2016) - Vintage 2014
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!by: alex2thiele (10/02/2019) - Vintage 2016
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.by: Arild Skjøller Larsen (09/02/2017) - Vintage 2014
Clear dark red. On the nose blackberries and herbs. Cedar? Fresh taste, some mineral and distinct oak sweetness. Unknown grape!
Wine from 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...