Maybe it's the super old vines located in some of the best Rioja subregions, but this modern-styled Rioja tastes undeniably Spanish. Cherries, minerals and earth jump out of the glass; oak and spice notes follow through on the palate, and the balanced finish is long and dry.
In the blending of RODA, the wines are from plots of red berry fruit characters, with aromas that are to the fore, ready for immediate enjoyment, with sweet spice notes and delicious freshness. On the palate, the red berry fruit should come through, with a refreshing mouthfeel, length, silky texture and continuous volume. They are excellent wines for gastronomic meals, very versatile, go well with fish, roast meat or a complex casserole dish.
Grape varieties: 97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano Vineyards: Bush vines over 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs. per vine. Grape harvest: From the 12th of September to the 9th of October. Fermentation: In French oak vats, with controlled temperature. Ageing: In 50% brand new and 50% second use French oak barrels. 16 months in barrels and 20 months in bottles. Bottling: April 2008. Stabilization:
Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites Alcohol: 14% Vol. Packaging: Cardboard cases of 6 bottles. Formats: Bottles of 50 cl., 75 cl., 1,5 l., 3 l. and 6 l.