Red Wine - Spain

Roda I Reserva

£60.19
2013 vintage.

It is thought that when the Romans settled in Bordeaux, some of the vine cuttings they brought with them and planted had originated in La Rioja. Over 2 millennia later, Rioja is the most famous of Spanish wines, and forward-looking producers are seamlessly fusing tradition and modernity to create wines of complexity and character. One such producer is Bodegas Roda, a winery founded in the late 1980s which has rapidly gained renown for its meticulous and exacting research into Tempranillo, one of Spain’s oldest indigenous grape varieties. Using the most modern of technology, Roda have perfected the art of Tempranillo, and for that reason it is no surprise that they are one of the region’s superstars.

Roda uses Bush vines over 30 years old and yields are limited to 1.5 kgs per vine to encourage phenolic maturity which results in depth and complexity on the palate. The 14 Tempranillo vineyards used to produce Roda I are located near Haro, the historic heart of La Rioja Alta. Aged in French oak barriques for 16 months (50% new and 50% second use) and 20 months in bottle prior to release.

Tasting Note:
The nose displays a very good intensity with notes of black and red fruit. It is very expressive, with black and red fruits and notes of herbs. Very fresh with fine tannins and enduring, fresh fruit.
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