Roda I 2012
96% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano
Bush vines over 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs per vine
In French oak vats, with controlled temperature.
In 50% brand new and 50% second use, French oak barrels. 16 months in barrels and 20 months cellaring in bottle.
Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites
Bottles of 50 cl, 75 cl, 1,5 l, 3 l and 6 l
Medium-high layer, with picota cherry background.
Good intensity, the black fruit stands out in the range of plums and blackberries.
There are sweet spices on the background of earth and minerals. It is deep and elegant, with wood perfectly assembled.
The olfactory set has a great harmony.
Good volume, with impeccable fine and pleasant tannin. Black fruits appear, especially the plum with some red fruit tips.
It is enveloping, long and fresh with great elegance.
A delicious wine.
The 2012 vintage leaves its elegance and balance hallmark.
The harvest was marked by a great drought, 263mm. rainfall which came after another very dry year 301mm. rainfall in 2011. During the April month was collected during the whole cycle more than a quarter of the rainfall. May was warm and the budding was very good.
After the great drought during the summer, the ripeness was good due to the rains that arrived just in time in September and the thermal gap between the night and day.
The average temperatures were lower than those of 2011 and 2009 but higher than those of 2010. The heat summation led the same road.
The wines are less full-bodied than 2011 but more fresh and balanced.