Very aromatic with lavender, mushroom, stone and dark fruits on the nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Fermented in large French oak vats. Finesse here. Drink or hold. 96% tempranillo, 3% graciano, 1% garnacha. A beauty from a beautiful year.
This extremely ambitious project was founded in 1987 by entrepreneurs and wine lovers Mario Rotllan and Carmen Daurella. The name of the winery combines the first letters of their surnames. They dared to establish themselves at the legendary Haro’s Barrio de la Estación, side by side with some of the most ancient and celebrated Rioja wineries.
Although modern in style, Roda’s reds are quite respectful to tradition. Made from a wide range of plots spread throughout the region (the winery manages 150 hectares, half of them their own, mainly planted with Tempranillo but also Graciano and Garnacha), Roda wines are released as Reservas and fermentation takes place in oak fermenting vats.
In the late 80’s, a new generation renews the vine and wine sector. Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella arrived in La Rioja with the firm intention of creating a project able to provide the world of winemaking with something new. This is where a fascinating, ambitious, exigent and unprecedented adventure began: BODEGAS RODA.
BODEGAS RODA is located in the edge of the river Ebro, in a balcony of the Railway Station District (Barrio de la Estación) in Haro, La Rioja, over a XIX century “calado”. The vine growers used to use it to stock their harvests, that would be, subsequently, sent to Bordeaux by train to mitigate the damages caused by phylloxera.