30.25€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Like the other wines from this vintage, the 2018 Roda is more austere, with less ripeness and alcohol than the 2019 (this is 14%) and with better freshness and drinkability, with some herbal undertones, freshness in the palate and some grainy tannins. This might not be as polished as the 2019, but I found more character here. The difficult vintage produced 137,199 bottles of a blend of 92% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano and 2% Garnacha. It was bottled in July 2020.
Roda is a red wine from Bodega Roda. In its production it has been used the blend of the best selection of grapes of Tempranillo (89%), a small contribution of Graciano (6%) and Garnacha (5%) from La Rioja Alta.
On a gastronomic level it is a very special and versatile wine. It is the perfect accompaniment to fish, roast meat or a complex stew.
The grapes are harvested by hand. These grapes come from vineyards planted with an average age of over 30 years. The soils of the vineyards are characterized by their altitude and particular weather conditions.
The alcoholic fermentation process was carried out in French oak vats. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in French oak barrels.
The aging process is carried out in French oak barrels. 40% new and 60% second use for 14 months in barrels. After bottling, it rests for 30 months before being released to the market. Stabilization is carried out using natural methods with egg whites.
Roda shows good volume with a velvety feel, very good quality tannin and a red fruit expression full of nuances. With a very slight bitterness from the cherry stone. It is long, fresh and very delicious.
A fresh wine that stands out for its elegance.
Roda is a wine that presents great elegance and balance. It has a lot of depth and great fruit aromas full of rich nuances.
This wine has proven to have all the potential of La Rioja. It has a pleasant degree of freshness and excellent aromatic expression. It is pure, transparent, and ages very nicely.
It promises to give good results both from the moment of purchase and a few years later, thanks to its ability to be maintained over time.
And you, what are you waiting for to try this exquisite and fresh wine? Try it and tell us your opinion.
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