Roda reserva 2013

D.O.C. Denomination of Origin Rioja Red wine 13,5% 2013
22.50 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

Grape varieties: 89%  Tempranillo 11% Graciano

Vineyard: Bush vines older than 30 years, mostly in Haro and its surroundings. Average yields 1,5 kg. per vine.

Fermentation: In French oak vats equipped with temperature control.

Ageing: In 40% brand new and 60% second use French oak barrels. 16 months in barrel and 30 months in bottle prior to its release.

Stabilization: Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites.

Alcohol: 14,5% Vol.

Packaging: Cardboard cases of 6 bottles.

Formats: Bottles of 50 cl., 75 cl., 1,5 l., 3 l. and 6 l.

Tasting:

Colour: Deep cherry red colour, with a lively red in the edge.

Nose: Intense and expressive nose showing a good integration among the red fruit profile and the oak. Red cherries, with black fruit nuances and a sensation of freshness, flowers, scrub herbs and a hint of fresh violets make for a very complex nose.

Palate: Good volume, higher that the immediately previous vintages, as it corresponds to a more Mediterranean vintage in an Atlantic area. Balanced and long, fine tannins, the fruit prevailing over the oak. Intense ripe cherries, yet keeping the freshness.

Harvest:

  • 419 mm rainfall. Rainy winter and spring.
  • The harvest started with a good water reserves. The whole cycle was ahead of time from the start.
  • A very hot and dry summer. Maximum temperatures between 35ºC and 37ºC.
  • The balanced vineyards managed to endure the lack of rain. Some rainfall in mid-September which rounded ripening and put an end to water stress. Fantastic weather until harvest.
  • Excellent harvest.