Bodegas Roda

Rioja (Haro)

'Roda 1' Tempranillo 2010


Also known as 'blue note', exclusive release from the Roda cellar

100% Tempranillo. As Agustí says, "It is a wine with more structure, with deeper sensations of black fruits, greater wealth of minerals, and more complexity, marked by black cherry." Roda 1 is handled identically to Roda, but the blue-note fruit has a heightened minerality with fine but determined structure resulting from great tannin maturity. The differences between Roda and Roda 1 are simply the product of fruit selection, not winemaking. It's a wine of power with enormous finesse.

Tasting notes on 2010: A deep and mineral nose, dark blueberry fruit inset with leather, juniper, field herbs, blue florals and soft dark spices. The palate is just soooo long, with wonderfully harnessed power. There’s great spice in fruit of restrained fleshiness, blackberry carrying licorice, leather and steely minerals into a finish of great finesse. Savoury and deeply textural thanks to lovely sweet seeds and very fine silty tannins.The back-palate floral perfume release is spectacular. A remarkably fluid, open, delicate and flowing Roda 1.