Red Wine - Spain

Roda Reserva

£36.46
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 vines over 30 years old (Tempranillo and a small portion of Graciano) and yields are limited to 1.5 kgs per vine to encourage phenolic maturity which results in depth and complexity on the palate. After fermentation was completed in French oak vats, the wine was then aged for 14 months in barrel of which 40% is brand new and 60% is second use French oak, qualifying it for Reserva status. 30 months cellaring in bottle followed.

Tasting Note:
The nose is very expressive of live red fruit. Sensations of fresh cherry, light spices and some earthy wet notes. The palate exhibits medium volume, light but fresh, red fruit, fine tannins.
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