Bodegas Roda Reserva 2015 is produced from the finest parcels that have fully ripened into a red fruit profile, providing intense cherry layers with perfectly integrated oak. There is roundness in the maturation of the Mediterranean profile seen from Rioja, with a set of sweet spices (fine cinnamon and cloves) behind red fruit, creating perfect harmony together. Voluminous and full with fine tannins. The fruits that appeared on the nose are also present in the mouth, with cherry as the protagonist. It leaves a long feeling of freshness with the memory of the cherry and spices in the background.
Founded in the late 1980s, Bodegas Roda have rapidly gained renown for its meticulous and exacting research into Tempranillo, one of Spain’s oldest indigenous grape varieties. Using the most modern of technology, Roda have perfected the art of Tempranillo, identifying 552 individual clones, from which only 20 have been selected for propagation, chosen for the quality they deliver in specific vineyard plots. Tended by renowned Rioja expert Agustín Santolaya, President and Supervising Winemaker, the Roda vineyards consist of 28 immaculate blocks of old Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano vines, located in the best ecosystems of La Rioja Alta. Here, the Atlantic, the Continental and the Mediterranean climates play off each other unpredictably, causing a given vineyard to respond differently from one year to the next. This variation forms the heart of the Roda philosophy to express not just a sense of place, but also the climatic year of each vintage.