Type of Wine: Red wine
Principal grape variety: Tempranillo
Este Rioja Roda I Reserva combines especially well with sausages, foie gras, roast beef, grilled and braised. Serving Temperature 18ºC
Roda I Reserva is made from grapes Tempranillo in the DOCa. Rioja, fermented in oak vats with controlled temperature and breeding in French oak barrels, give off aromas of black fruit, with aromas of great depth coming out slowly from the depth of the cup and made big nose, with mineral notes, chocolate and black plum. In the mouth should be fruit, bulky, complex, enveloping and long, with tannins and fresh feeling. Fermented in oak vats with controlled temperature and breeding in French oak barrels, 50% new, 50% wine for 16 months in oak and 20 months in bottle. Grade: 14.5% vol. In his tasting has before it a cherry-colored upper middle layer. Dense tear. Intensely aromatic with great presence of toast and vanilla, with a background of ripe red fruit, leaves of snuff and a little chocolate. In the mouth the red fruit is the star with a fresh mouth passage, long, silky, continuous volume. without marked complexity.
The Wine Advocate tasted this wine and Luis Gutierrez Parker gave 93 points. "Released later than many others, the 2008 Roda I Reserva is a truly Atlantic, classical Rioja, with developed aromas of leather, blackberries and spicy and toasted sesame seed notes. The weaker vintages show the effect of the oak more evidently, but it is absorbed over time, much as I saw with the 1997–a somewhat similar vintage. This Atlantic has fresh notes than might feel a little herbal when young that turn into dry roses with a good decade in bottle. I see some earthy hints (peat), a combination of red and black fruit and that spiciness coming back in the palate. The wine is a bit stiff, as these kinds of vintages often take longer to come into their own. It has good depth, very fine tannins and is very fresh. Santolaya also uncorked a bottle of the 1994, a superb wine, aging in the direction of the classical Riojas and should still live a long life, and still feels young at age 21. This will surely live a long life in bottle and it’s one to have with food. Is it possible that cooler vintages age more in a Burgundian way and the warmer/riper vintages go more Bordeaux? 85,304 bottle of this pure Tempranillo were produced in 2008. "
Bodegas Roda was established in 1987, in the neighborhood of La Estación de Haro (La Rioja), the Rotllant-Daurella family, long tradition in trading fine wines. Of the 150 hectares of vineyards which produce their wines by the DOCa. Rioja, half are own and the other half in agreements with growers in the area. They are divided into 28 different ecosystems, which tracks the crop cycle is done, to choose the 17 best vineyards, the rest is sold grapes. Grow native varieties, Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha old vines Its business strategy is based on technological development and innovation, successive plans for Research, Development and Innovation, among them the creation of a gene bank of Tempranillo and the development of bioclimatic breeding shed, in collaboration with various Spanish universities.