Type of Wine: Red wine
Principal grape variety: Tempranillo, Graciano
Roda Reserva combines especially well with sausages, foie gras, roast beef, grilled and braised. Serving Temperature 18ºC
Roda Reserva is made from varieties 89% Tempranillo, 11% Graciano, from vines over 30 years, the DOCa. Rioja to produce a maximum of 1.5 kg per vine. Vintage hand in boxes of 18 kg. Fermented in oak vats, temperature controlled and aged in French oak, 50% new and 50% of a wine, for 16 months. When the 17 different wines one year in barrel, it's time to assemble final, according to their characteristics, first payments that have characteristics of RODA. Predominantly red fruit, with the expression of the aromas present on the edge of the cup, ready to be felt immediately, with notes of sweet spice and a festive freshness. Bottling and rest for 20 months in bottle. Alcohol: 14% vol Tasting Notes: Intense middle layer with red background and red border. The nose of red cherries fresh feeling very complex, on a hardwood container lightly scented. Balance between red fruit, spices and a distant note of precious woods. With a little time in the glass the fruit wraps everything else, appearing some cocoa notes. Very elegant and refined. On the palate, medium-high volume, surround, the feel of silk. Very long, without troughs and with fine tannins and fresh. There remains a fruity aftertaste and very fresh, elegant complexity. Great balance between freshness and maturity.
The Wine Advocate tasted this wine and awarded 91 points Parker. "Against all odds I gave the edge to the 2009 over the 2010 Roda Reserva, A blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano. This serious and very spicy wine mixes red and black fruit with an aniseed touch that slowly grows in the glass, serious and concentrated, ripe and fresh and getting closer to the profile of Roda I. It is starting to develop complexity and takes a little bit longer than the 2009 to unfurl its aromas and juicy palate, with very fine tannins. This is accessible today, but it will be even better with time in bottle. 118,795 bottles were produced.".