Roda, compared to Roda 1, is based on a selection of Tempranillo which exhibits some red fruits and earth in the mix, with stricter, more structured blue-note Tempranillo which becomes Roda 1. Roda is a wine of great depth, tannin texture and class but in a relatively fruity and approachable register. This tendency towards open-hearted red fruit and earth is augmented with judicious blending, depending on the year, of some Garnacha, and/or Graciano. Roda is grown from vines between 35-100 years' age, all dry grown 'en-vaso'. Hand picked, hand everything, it is fermented in open foudre, gravity decanted to age 15 months in new and 1yo French barrique, then gravity-decanted again for bottling (unfiltered, unfined) and cellar ageing before release. The garnacha component of Roda's wines comes from separate vineyards in Rioja Baja, at Tuldelilla and Alcanadre.