Roda reserva 2013
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.
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.
- 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.