Roda I 2013
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 red background.
Very good intensity with notes of black and red fruit that are interspersed.
It is very expressive, with the life and freshness of the coldest vintages as it is the case of 2013.
Depth is transformed into expressiveness and more aerial character marked by a lighter fruit.
Medium volume, where black and red fruits appear alternately.
Sensation of herbs and leaves in the forest, typical of the Atlantic vintages.
Very fresh, aerial and enveloping at the same time.
Tannins are fine and the fruit endures in the aftertaste with a magnificent sensation of freshness.
We came to 2013 after two years of important drought. The previous winter was cold, and before the budbreak, at last, abundant rainfall. Budbreak occurred on normal dates, around the middle of April.
May and June were really cold months, and the flowering arrived very late, starting at the beginning of July. It continued raining abundantly until June and with low temperatures. During the months of summer there were some isolated storms. This climatic circumstances delayed the vineyard cycle, getting the maturation with almost three weeks delayed.
Fortunately the months of September and October were excellent. It was not a year of homogeneous maturation and we had to harvest selectively, waiting to each vineyard to get its optimum maturation.