SFS-008

Rias Baixas Tinto, ‘Bastion de la Luna’, Forjas de Salnes

A blend of equal parts Caino, Espadeiro and Loureiro Tinto from 50+ year-old vines tended in sandy and granite  soils at sea level. The wine aged for 12 months in 8 year-old French oak barrels. 3000 bottles produced

Producer:
Vintage:
2013
Country:
Spain
Region:
Galicia
Appellation:
Rias Baixas
Variety:
Blend - Other
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Ole Imports

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
4/29/16
Review:
The entry-level red is the 2013 Bastión de Luna, a Caíño-dominated blend with some Espadeiro and a pinch of Loureiro. As most of the wines here, it had an élevage of one year, in this case with some newer oak, as 20% of the volume was in second and third use barrel. There is a touch of volatility here at first, a hint of oaky spiciness turning more balsamic with time in the glass, developing more aromas of black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with some dusty tannins and good acidity. Always a good value.