Deep burgundy red background with bright red hues in the rim. Very intense, red cherry aromas of great complexity mingling with a noble wood bouquet, subtly spicy, all in great balance. After airing the wine in the glass for a few minutes, the red fruit takes over, enfolding all else but showing a hint of cocoa in an elegant, refined manner. Medium to full bodied, enveloping silky smooth texture, ripe red cherry fruit with hints of sweet spices, very fine, fresh tannins, giving way to a fresh, fruity finish of great length. A complex, elegant wine with great balance between the ripeness and freshness of the fruit and the subtlety of the oak management. A wine with no troughs, showing well the characteristics of the 2007 vintage and it is fresh, Atlantic influence.
Ro-Da is the contraction of the surnames of the two owners, Mario Rottlant and Carmen Daurella. Since 1987, they have sought to establish a unique expression of Rioja, based on 17 different vineyards of old vines in poor soils (a mixture of sandstone and clay/limestone) all with long histories in quality Rioja wine growing. Roda’s main vineyards are in the Estacion district near Haro. Roda wines are essentially ‘vinos de viñas viejas’ (old vines wines), from vineyards 2/3 owned,.. read more