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XIII Lunas 2016

£11.60

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Bright / Limpid
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fresh / Seductive / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Wild fruits
Mouth
Fruit-forward / Full / Voluminous / Structured / Velvety tannins / Ageing notes / Delicate / Long finish / Pleasant finish / Easy to drink

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Pork / Chicken / Dishes with sweet and sour sauce / Mushrooms / Rice dishes / Beefburgers

Customer reviews

4.6/5
7 reviews
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