2016 Bodegas Roda Reserva
Bodegas Roda was founded in 1987 and is considered “the most modern of the traditionalists and the most traditional of the modernists.” Roda works with a total of 120 hectares - 70 owned by Roda and 50 by contracted growers - all bush vines; no irrigation; minimum intervention (no chemically synthesized products and use of cover crops). Their uncompromising commitment to quality is evident in the extensive research and development department and the state of the art gravity flow winery which includes the seventeen Seguin Moreau foudre for fermentation, radiant heat malolactic room, and extensive aging cellar.
Tempranillo vineyards are located in Haro – bush vines of over 30 years on limestone soils. The Graciano is from further southeast the border between Alta and Baja with more alluvial soils. Average yield is 1.5kg per vine. Organically farmed.
Fermentation and malolactic fermentation in French oak followed by 14 months aging in French oak barrique (40% new) and 30 months in bottle.
Medium bodied with fine, silky tannin which bring structure to the fresh cherry fruit flavors with a delicate spice. Mineral notes appear like a reflection of the earth and leaves the feeling of the fresh aromatic herbs. Long and fresh wine. Voluminous and full, Roda Reserva is always marked by elegance and freshness, Impeccable balance of juicy, red fruit and fine tannin structure.
JAMES SUCKLING, 95 Points
Blackberry and bark with some black-tea undertones on the nose. The firm, fine and polished tannins are very long and very pretty and add tension and finesse to this wine. Medium body and a lovely texture. Drink or hold.
85% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano and 6% Garnachao
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