Bodegas Roda 'Roda I' Reserva 2011


Founded in 1987, Bodegas Roda is located in the town of Haro in La Rioja, covering 120 hectares of vineyards, 75ha of which they own. Owners Carmen Daurella and Mario Rotllant arrived in La Rioja with the firm intention of creating a project able to provide the world of winemaking with something new. This is where a fascinating, ambitious, exigent and unprecedented adventure began: Bodegas Roda.

RODA I is blended with parcels that that year have ripened in a black fruit profile. The deep black fruit, is almost always dominated by the plumb and supported by mineral notes, chocolate and balsamic sensations, that form an ensemble that slowly flows from the furthest side of the glass until it becomes huge in the entrance of the nose. In the mouth, the volume becomes evident, the fruit complexity nicely surrounds the mouth cavity showing the numerous and polished tannins. The wine gets longer making stronger the retro nasal sensation every time we breathe. A fruity and fresh sensation will last, inviting us to continue drinking.

"There is beauty here and the transparency is inspiring with dark berry, floral and mineral character. Full body and ultra-fine tannins. A glorious wine. A wine that will age for decades and beautiful now." - 98 points James Suckling

"The run up to the 2011 vintage was famously hot and dry, with an overall rainfall of 388mm. Fortunately the temperatures dropped by July, but the harvest was 15-20 days earlier than in 2010. It's definitely a teenager, with a youthful, polished, vivid colour. There's an attractive black fruit and spice character on the nose which follows on to the palate, showing alluring intensity with all the expected fruit. This richness is balanced out by a mineral character and some bitter chocolate notes. Overall it's a powerful wine, and one that needs time to settle. Definitely worth returning to in a few years. Drinking Window 2020 - 2040." - 95 points Decanter

Producer: Bodegas Roda

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Varietal: Tempranillo, Graciano

Appellation: Rioja

Vintage: 2011

Size: 750ml