Roda Reserva 200875cl
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|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2008 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo, Garnacha negra|
Description of Roda Reserva 2008
Roda Reserva 2008 (Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo and Garnacha negra)
- View: Roda Reserva 2008 has a dark cherry color.
- Nose: The nose is thin with elegant toasted.
- Mouth: Great Rioja wine, spicy and fresh, prepared in which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting wineries in recent años.Hasta 2001 wine harvest was called Roda EIIs a red wine produced by 89% mainly Tempranillo , Graciano Grenache 8% and 3%. It has been aged in French oak 50% new and 50% wine 16 months. Also moved another 20 months in bottle. The palate is very fruity, the tannins are fused with fruit and elegant oak nuances.
GRAPES: mostly Tempranillo 89%, Graciano Grenache 8% and 3%
How to serve
In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro's world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of this whole adventure was to take place.More about the Winery
The 2008 Roda Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano and 4% Garnacha from head-pruned, 30-year-old vineyards fermented in French oak vats and malolactic in French barrels (40% new) where the wine stays for 16 months. At Roda, they talk about 2008 being a classical vintage, with a dry winter, but rainy spring (400 liters between May and June), and a cool summer. It was a very late, more Atlantic than Mediterranean vintage which resulted in approachable wines with good acidity. The 2008 Roda Reserva starts with notes of toasty oak and a shy, reticent nose of cherries and other red fruits, very Rioja, with a good splash of sweet spices. They only use French oak, but it smells so classical that I could have sworn there was some American oak in there, which for me is a great compliment. It is lighter than the norm for this wine, medium-bodied, with a great freshness in the palate. A great, approachable classical Rioja. Drink 2014-2022. I couldn’t help but talk about the 2013 harvest with Roda’s director Agustin Santolaya, and he told me that 2013 is a complicated Atlantic vintage, with pitfalls and difficulties. They started harvesting around October 5, and by October 14 they had picked 25% of the grapes. When queried about the recent vintages, Agustin told me he favors 2010 from the trio of very good vintages 2009-2010-2011. They have slightly reduced the amount of new oak in the wines: it’s all used for Sela, all new for Cirsion and around 40% new oak for Roda and Roda I, that was reduced from 50%, which was the maximum used in the past. When they started they were considered modern, but they now are called the most classical from the modernists. 2013 marks their 25th anniversary, which they are celebrating with a number of vertical tastings around the world, with an exclusive cuvee of Cirsion 2012 that will contain 5% Graciano for the first time ever!View more
The sommelier's review
Reviews of Roda Reserva 2008
The Roda is very good if served cold.
The Roda I Reserva has a red cherry colour. Strong smell of violets, it seemed odd. Slight smoky flavour and very light.