Bodegas Roda, Roda 1 2015

RRP £53

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.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Tempranillo (97%), Graciano (3%)

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2023 - 2040

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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