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Roda Reserva 2009

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With a viticultural history that dates back to at least the Romans, Rioja is a region steeped in tradition and established ways of doing things. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for innovation and creativity. Bodegas Roda, created in 1987 and whose name is formed from the first syllables of its two founders’ names, was one of the first to prove this in Rioja. Catalan food and wine experts Mario Rotllant Solá and Carmen Daurella de Aguilera wanted to bring a modern sense of refinement, elegance and exuberance to Rioja wine, which was often overly earthy, dull and tired by the time it hit the market. They changed the game by using only old vines, controlling temperature during fermentation, and employing French instead of American oak. The results are new Riojas that didn’t sacrifice traditional identity and are some of the most perfectly proportioned, elegant, concentrated and delicious wines from Spain. Sense The dominant red plum aromas are made complex by whiffs of tobacco, sandalwood, leather and vanilla. Savor The best of old and new styles, this Rioja shows luscious raspberry, plum and blood orange fruit flavors that finish with firm tannins. Serve The concentrated flavors, smoky accents and tannic structure of the Bodegas Roda Reserva call for hearty meats with bold seasonings. Roasts and stews traditional to Spain’s Rioja region, such as pork and lamb and spicy chorizo, make a fine place to start. In summertime, the wine’s smoky flavors bring to mind the grill. Grilled peppers, steaks and a roast leg of lamb will stand up to the wine without overwhelming it. Serving Instructions Decant 2 hours before serving, and serve a little cooler than room temperature: refrigerate the decanted wine for 10 minutes before serving.

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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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With a viticultural history that dates back to at least the Romans, Rioja is a region steeped in tradition and established ways of doing things. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for innovation and creativity. Bodegas Roda, created in 1987 and whose name is formed from the first syllables of its two founders’ names, was one of the first to prove this in Rioja. Catalan food and wine experts Mario Rotllant Solá and Carmen Daurella de Aguilera wanted to bring a modern sense of refinement, elegance and exuberance to Rioja wine, which was often overly earthy, dull and tired by the time it hit the market. They changed the game by using only old vines, controlling temperature during fermentation, and employing French instead of American oak. The results are new Riojas that didn’t sacrifice traditional identity and are some of the most perfectly proportioned, elegant, concentrated and delicious wines from Spain. Sense The dominant red plum aromas are made complex by whiffs of tobacco, sandalwood, leather and vanilla. Savor The best of old and new styles, this Rioja shows luscious raspberry, plum and blood orange fruit flavors that finish with firm tannins. Serve The concentrated flavors, smoky accents and tannic structure of the Bodegas Roda Reserva call for hearty meats with bold seasonings. Roasts and stews traditional to Spain’s Rioja region, such as pork and lamb and spicy chorizo, make a fine place to start. In summertime, the wine’s smoky flavors bring to mind the grill. Grilled peppers, steaks and a roast leg of lamb will stand up to the wine without overwhelming it. Serving Instructions Decant 2 hours before serving, and serve a little cooler than room temperature: refrigerate the decanted wine for 10 minutes before serving.

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