Bodegas Roda - Roda I, Rioja 2008 - Smooth and Intense 75cl Bottle


Bodegas Roda - Roda I, Rioja 2008
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Deep red, against a cherry background with scarlet edging. High-to medium-depth colouring.

Very smooth and intense, with the waves of Atlantic freshness typical of vintages from the high, westerly provinces of La Rioja. Upon impact, these waves of aroma release alternating impressions of red and black fruits, cherries and plums. Hints of minerals develop in the nose, along eith smooth, fresh spices.

The wine conveys the sensation of a stroll through the woods, among the fallen leaves and the damp earth, while at the same time providing a reminder of minerals, the cocoa and the plums that are so typical of Roda I.

Elegant, delicate, with a good body that persists throughout the mouth without diminishing.

Silky tannin.

The fruit is very complex and spicy, moving through the mouth before finishing with an explosion of freshness.

After drinking, the wine leaves very fine aromas of fruit, along with hints of woodland and earth that hark back to a rainy spring and cool summer, with a fine autumn that adds the signatory flourish to one of the best Atlantic-style vintages we have produced.

Category(s):     Red Wine
Group(s):     Spanish Wines
Producer: Bodegas Roda   -
ABV:   14.5%
Appellation:   Rioja DOCa
Body:   Full Bodied
Brand:   Bodegas Roda
Country of Origin:   Spain
Decanter Awards:   2012 Bronze
Drinking From:   2012
Drinking Until:   2036
Food Match:   Hard Cheeses
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Tempranillo
Quality Designation:   DOCa
Region:   La Rioja
Residual Sugar g/l:   1
Serving temperature Degrees C:   18
Style of Red:   Full & Fruity
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vegetarian:   Yes
Vintage:   2008
Wine Spectator Rating:   80-89 Good to V Good
Winemaker:   La Rioja Alta.


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Producer Information

At the end of the 1980s new things were afoot in the Spanish wine growing sector. A new generation of wine people was arriving on the scene in different wine regions.
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world.
In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro's world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of this whole adventure was to take place.
What better way to personalize a new project than to name it after the initials of Mario's and Carmen's surnames, RO-DA.
The first months were made up of making contacts and performing trials; and in 1991 the philosophy of the winery was established.
The formation of a high-powered technical team was the best short term means of becoming leading experts among Rioja's wineries. Only the indigenous red grape varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano were used.
There is total respect for the concept of the vintage, wines from other years are never added to homogenise or freshen up a vintage. Only wines made at Roda's winery are bottled, and they never buy-in wine from other cellars.
Wines that bring out the very essence of their terroir, the vineyard, soil, climate, landscape, wines made to be enjoyed. There is no hurry to get a return on investment. The constant aim is, with time, to be recognised as producers of one of the greatest wines in the world.
In this way, all the means will subsequently be gained to achieve their aims. Twenty or so carefully supervised blocks of vines, spread out among the best eco-systems of the area, from which the 17 best are vinified each year. Old vines are used, guaranteeing the best quality Tempranillo and Grenache grapes. An evaluation system for bought-in grapes was introduced that had never existed before. Harvesting is done in small crates and the first sorting table in the Rioja was introduced here. The vinification takes place in temperature controlled oak vats. Ageing is in 100% French oak barrels.
Committed to research and development, which enables Roda to head international projects through their active R&D department.

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