Bodegas Roda

+34 941 30 30 01 Avda. Vizcaya, 5. Barrio de la Estación
Haro, 26200
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • Bodegas Roda Doca Rioja Roda I Reserva 2006

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    Wine review by Erica Landin


  • I was listening to someone on the radio talking about Spanish Rioja and how there is some movement over the last few years in the new world modern style Rioja producers to favour French barrels to tone down the harshness, earthiness and spice to produce a wine with perhaps more elegance, sophistication, his words not mine. Personally I enjoy bot... Read More

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  • Corimbo 2009

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    A gentle and smooth wine with great dark fruity flavor. This one could be dangerous for me! Read More

    Wine review by kate statton


  • Roda I I Reserva Rioja 2007

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    This is spicy and foresty and tastes great. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton


  • Sela 2009

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

    Wine review by kate statton


  • The wine world is usually going through one form of a conniption fit or another ... ... let me just say that Bodegas Roda is middle of the road only as it refers to style. This leading modernizer of Rioja, at once admired and loathed, has had the benefit of time on its side. Early wines that were summarily dismissed by the wine cognosc... Read More

    From the article Bodegas Roda Wine


  • Sela 2009

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    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. ... Read More

    Wine review by Kirsy


  • Bodegas Roda Tempranillo Blend Rioja Roda Reserva 2008

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    At first whiff delicious smells of cheese, then come the caramel notes, hints of vanilla and licorice, and a whole case of mixed ripe dark berries. On the tongue, lots of ripe berries, dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Well balance acidity, firm tannins.Cant wait to have it with a juicy steak. Read More

    Wine review by Kirsy


  • Roda Roda 1 Reserva 2004

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    On the nose, cedar wood, cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, some berries, and leatherPalate: full body, spices, lots of dark berries, balanced acidity, firm tannins, and a bit of green leaves, Delicious with red meats and strong cheese Read More

    Wine review by Kirsy


  • Sela 2009

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster


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