RODA I is the blend from those plots which in that year have produced grapes of black, ripe fruit characters. The deep, dark, black fruit is almost always dominated by plum aromas together with mineral and chocolate notes, balsamic flavours, all of which form a whole which flows slowly from the very bottom of the glass, developing hugely as it reaches the expectant nose of the taster.
On the palate, the fullness of the wine comes through clearly, the fruit complexity gently coating the mouth with masses of sweet tannins. The wine shows great length with a finish of fruit and freshness that lingers on well after swallowing, inciting the taster to sip again. These are wines to accompany gastronomic food and to appreciate in the company of fellow enthusiasts.
Prior decanting can enhance the wine.
Vineyard: Bush vines over 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs per vine
Fermentation: In French oak vats, with controlled temperature.
Ageing: In 50% brand new and 50% second use, French oak barrels. 16 months in barrels and 20 months cellaring in bottle.
Stabilization: Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites
Alcohol: 14,5% Vol
Formats: Bottles of 50 cl, 75 cl, 1,5 l, 3 l and 6 l
Colour: Deep colouring and nice intensity. Bigarreau cherry colour with a dark red edging.
Nose: Very intense and complex, with very black fruit and some red glitters.
The Feeling of black plums blended with sweet spices and at the same time fresh fruit buds.
Cocoa and damp earth with some aromatic herbs.
Light chocolate and plum notes.
Palate: Great volume, with a very silky touch and fine tannin.
The cocoa and the fruit are perfectly integrated, combining ripening and freshness.
Excellent and elegant in the mouth, light, lively and voluminous at the same time.
An important retronasal.
A long aftertaste with a great pleasure feeling and the remembrance of the ripe fruit.
Minerality and complexity. Great wine.