Sela 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Deep, red background with bluish hues throughout. Nose: Very expressive red fruit bouquet, specially ripe red cherry, with a nutty edge reminiscent of almonds and broken cherry bones. Medium bodied, with scant presence of the oak adding to the feeling of lightness and freshness it provides. Taste: Silky smooth, medium bodied, very fresh, well textured with no thoughs. The oak is hardly evident, with round, well integrated tannins, giving way to a lingering finish of seasoned red fruits that make it light and fresh. It showcases perfectly the quality of the 2009 vintage, in this case adding youth and freshness to the depth and ripeness of the seasoned fruit so prevalent in this vintage.

Region: Spain » Rioja

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Winery: Bodegas Roda
Color: Red
Varietal: tempranillo
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Bodegas Roda:
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world. 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 ... Read more
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world. 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. What better way to personalize a new project than to name it after the initials of Mario’s and Carmen’s surnames, RO-DA. The first months were made up of making contacts and performing trials; and in 1991 the philosophy of the winery was established. The formation of a high-powered technical team was the best short term means of becoming leading experts among Rioja’s wineries. Only the indigenous red grape varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano were used. There is total respect for the concept of the vintage, wines from other years are never added to homogenise or freshen up a vintage. Only wines made at our winery are bottled, we never buy-in wine from other cellars. Wines that bring out the very essence of their terroir, the vineyard, soil, climate, landscape, wines made to be enjoyed. There is no hurry to get a return on investment. The constant aim is, with time, to be recognised as producers of one of the greatest wines in the world. In this way, all the means will subsequently be gained to achieve our aims. Twenty or so carefully supervised blocks of vines, spread out among the best eco-systems of the area, from which the 17 best are vinified each year. Old vines are used, guaranteeing the best quality Tempranillo and Grenache grapes. An evaluation system for bought-in grapes was introduced that had never existed before. Harvesting is done in small crates and the first sorting table in the Rioja was introduced here. The vinification takes place in temperature controlled oak vats. Ageing is in 100% French oak barrels. We are committed to research and development, which enables us to head international projects through our active R&D department. In all, an exciting project which we invite you all to discover. Read less

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5.00 5
11/04/2011

Light, bright and sweet fruit. Deep black fruit flavors, a hint of menthol, loads of blackberries and cherries. Complex cocoa caramel flavors, well integrated oak.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
11/04/2011

Tobacco, rubber, and methol in the nose. Lots of black cherries in the body, with a light mildly acidic finish.


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.50 5
11/07/2011

Love the brightness and minerality of blackberry and rhubarb balanced with coffee and berry seeds. Flavors are generous and rich. Think one will keep getting better and better over the next few years.


Snooth User: Kirsy
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3.00 5
11/08/2011

Lots of floral notes on the nose, sweet berries, chocolate, currant, vanilla, and caramel. Sweet on the tongue, lots of berries, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and caramel with a bit of licorice. I am curious to try this with some spicy food as I think the firm tannins, balanced acidity and caramelize flavors will stand up well to the challenge. Lamb Curry anyone? wait wait, just tried it with semi-sweet dark chocolate and a volcano of berries is erupting in my mouth. Delicioso!


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
4.00 5
11/09/2011

Something almost burnt briskety here in a deliciously smooth way. Incredibly easy and rich taste. Very appealing.



Colour: Deep, red background with bluish hues throughout. Nose: Very expressive red fruit bouquet, specially ripe red cherry, with a nutty edge reminiscent of almonds and broken cherry bones. Medium bodied, with scant presence of the oak adding to the feeling of lightness and freshness it provides. Taste: Silky smooth, medium bodied, very fresh, well textured with no thoughs. The oak is hardly evident, with round, well integrated tannins, giving way to a lingering finish of seasoned red fruits that make it light and fresh. It showcases perfectly the quality of the 2009 vintage, in this case adding youth and freshness to the depth and ripeness of the seasoned fruit so prevalent in this vintage.

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