Red wine

Bodegas Roda, Roda 1 2015

RRP 53 per bottle
UK Stockist
93
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere

Mario Rotllant, who founded Roda in the mid-1980s, used methods that are commonplace now but were considered radical 35 years ago – reduce yields, use only natural yeast, take infinite pains with the winemaking. Winemaker Agustin Santolaya separates vintages into “Mediterranean” and “Atlantic”, depending on the season’s influence. The 2015 is the former: warm, generous and perfumed with spice; plum and damson on the palate, the acidity fresh and the tannins delicate. Lovely concentrated finish. Ready to drink now but (as I’ve seen from tasting decades-old Roda) it will mature for years.

Drinking Window
2023 - 2040
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Tempranillo (97%)
Graciano (3%)