Bodegas Roda

Rioja (Haro)

'Roda 1' Tempranillo 2005


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 2005: The Tempranillo for Roda 1 is all about action in the blue note spectrum, expect licorice, violet, dark cherry, tobacco, gun-metal and the like. Subtle, extremely fine nose of plumskin-blueberry, black bean and liqueur dark cherry with tobacco, licorice, bitumen and lilac floral. Above all the perfume of fruit tannin itself! Great balance, a wine more about harmony than size: creamy fruit leads to nice spice, foresty mulberry and blueberry turns to firm minerals and a final release of bluenote perfume in the mouth. Exceptional Integration and length.