Bodegas Roda - Rioja Reserva 2011
Roda - Rioja Reserva 2011 - 89 points.
91% #tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 1% Garnacha
In the glass this Rioja shows a dark ruby red color.
In the nose beautiful interwoven mix of earth, juicy dark fruit, ripe red berry, cherries with a spicy accent.
On the palate a velvety texture with a certain margin of meatiness in the basement. Accessible and yet still young structure.
Grape varieties:91% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 1% Garnacha
Vineyard: Bush vines older than 30 years, mostly in Haro and its surroundings. Average yields 1,5 kg. per vine.
Production: Alcoholic fermentation in French oak vats equipped with temperature control, followed by a malolactic fermentation in French oak barrrel.
Ageing:14 months in French oak barrels (40% brand new and 60% second-use) and 30 months in bottle prior to its release.
Stabilization: Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites.