Roda I 2013
£34.31 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2013 was an unusual growing season, a wet year after two very dry ones, with cooler temperatures that resulted in a late flowering and a very late harvest because ripening was almost three weeks later than normal. The 2013 Roda I is pure Tempranillo, as they didn't use any Graciano this time, and they had to sort and select the grapes and produced a lot less of this first wine. It has some herbal aromas, and it feels lighter than any of the other vintages of Roda I I tasted next to it. It's fresh and medium-bodied, getting closer to the profile of a Roda. It's a very good effort for the vintage—it's clean and focused and manages to get its poise, and the tannins are quite fine. Only 25,225 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2015.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 16 months in new and second year French oak barrels.