Bodegas Roda - Rioja Reserva 2018


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 looks for the parcels that that year have ripened in a red fruit profile, with the expression of the aromas present in the edge of the glass, ready to be felt immediately; with sweet spice notes and a kind freshness. In the mouth the red fruit carries the importance, with a fresh, long, silky, voluptuous and continuous mouth pass. Before vintage 2002, RODA was called RODA II.

Color is middle layer with a red background and also red rim, somewhat more open in color than usual. The profile of the 2018 vintage, rainy and cold, is noticeable in the color. 

Aromatics are intense with very fresh red fruit, light and very fine. There is a lot of delicacy and balance. The oak is impeccably assembled and the fruit is specially fresh. The sensation in the nose grows as it is aerated. Notes of very fine spices are appreciated. It is of medium volume that fills the palate.

On the palate the tannin is polished and the touch is very pleasant. It has a marked fruity character from the profile of red fruits, among which the cherry stands out. It is long and fresh and floral details appear among the spicy notes. It has spaciousness and lightness at the same time.

The influence of the 2018 vintage is noticeable, a fresh year with an old profile, with rain and cold temperatures that gave wine of lower volume and greater freshness.

Producer: Bodegas Roda

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Varietal: Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha

Appellation: Rioja

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml