£7.56/ btl 0.75 L
Details for XIII Lunas 2016
Bottle size and vintage
Bodegas Fin de Siglo presented their XIII Lunas to us as a contemporary, easy-drinking wine. We couldn’t agree more. Contemporary, due to its fruit intensity, its juiciness and that spot-on touch of sweetness, just enough to satisfy us delightfully; and easy-drinking, in fact very easy to drink: balanced, with perfectly integrated alcohol, open and honest. A modern wine but with the hallmark of its place of origin: the Rioja Alta.
XIII Lunas is made from the Garnacha (63%) and Tempranillo (37%) grapes of vineyards planted in the Najerilla Valley, in the Rioja Alta sub-zone, and its provenance unequivocally pervades its character. It is a present-day Rioja, with sinew, body and structure, yet a classic at heart, very inviting, drinkable and elegant. A nod to nature is there too in its name: thirteen moons, the thirteen orbits the Moon makes around planet Earth, the thirteen lunar cycles which correspond to its twelve months of ageing in barrel.
XIII Lunas appears a bright and crystal clear Picota cherry colour in the glass. On the nose it offers gentle aromas of juicy fruits, redcurrants and blackcurrants, fruit of an acidic nature, refreshing; and on the palate it comes over as a harmonious wine, with a pleasant balance achieved between sweetness, fruitiness, tannins and acidity; despite not being particularly complex, not at all detrimental in its price range, this is a complete wine, without too much oak, revealing traces of minerality and showing considerable persistence. Ideal for always having to hand at home, to open and enjoy whatever the occasion, a red with plenty of life and promising good evolution in bottle.
Pork / Mushrooms / Rice dishes / Chicken / Beefburgers / Dishes with sweet and sour sauce
- ViewBright / Picota cherry red / Limpid
- Bouquet:Red fruit / Higly aromatic / Fresh / Wild fruits / Seductive / Fruit aromas
- Mouth:Structured / Ageing notes / Long finish / Full / Fruit-forward / Delicate / Velvety tannins / Pleasant finish / Voluminous / Easy to drink
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
Different from many of the Rioja wines, softer easier drinking and goes with most meats and cheese, we buy this regularly.by: Antonio Rodríguez (18/12/2018) - Vintage 2015
Vino moderno y equilibrado. Me gustan los monovarietales y sobre todo si son de Tempranillo. Pero esta excepción está justificada.by: Manolo (20/10/2018) - Vintage 2015
Impresionante vino, desde que empecé a comprar vinos en esta página estaba deseando probarlo. Es un Rioja típico, no defrauda.by: Antonio Rodríguez (08/12/2017) - Vintage 2013
Un fijo en mi bodega.
Si tuviera que elegir tres vinos para una ocasión especial, este formaría parte de ellos. Maridaje perfecto con quesos semicurado y carnes blancas.by: Sophie B (03/03/2017) - Vintage 2013
Très bon rapport qualité prix que ce vin aux tanins souples et gourmand.. Très jolie bouteille À boire maintenant !