Roda: botteling time
The keys of Roda’s model
1. We use old vines that provide our wines with extraordinary qualities.
2. Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha, native varieties from Rioja, are our distinguishing marks.
3. Our vineyards are trained in the classic Riojan “bush vine” formation.
4. Sustainable farming: we avoid chemical synthesis products and we bet for the maximum respect of nature’s processes and cycles.
5. The selection and the moment are the allies needed for a high-quality wine. One of the most complex operations that requires more effort, is the selection of the vineyards that will be part of RODA and the harvest date.
6. Harvest in RODA is done by hand, it is respectful and expert. A group of 40 people, that come every year, pick in 18 Kilo crates, the grapes of the vineyards selected each day.
7. The grapes are the reflection of a landscape. They are living beings that capture even the smallest detail of their environment.
Did you know that…
… RODA vineyards are distributed in different ecosystems?
RODA cultivates 120 hectares of vineyard, 70 of those are self-owned and the 50 hectares left are from local growers with which we have different agreements. They are distributed in different ecosystems that go from altitudes of 380m to 650m above sea level.
… RODA vineyards are in an environment with the influence of three different climates?
The Cantabria and the Ibérica mountain range, merge in the Obarenes Mountains, a mountainous barrier only cleaved by the Ebro river. In this area we find the RODA vineyards where the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Continental climates capriciously play.
Climate and landscape
Rioja is protected in the north by the Cantabria mountain range, that continues getting together with other mountain ranges to end up in the Mediterranean Sea through the Pyrenees.
The southern part of the Ibérica mountain range separates Rioja from the Castilian plateau and continues, also without interruption, until it gets to the Mediterranean Sea.
These two mountainous systems connect to the West with the Obarenes mountains and this union is just broken by the Ebro river, that cuts the rocks to enter La Rioja and get through it until it discharges in the same sea.
In this area of confluence of these mountain ranges and river is located BODEGAS RODA and its most important growing area.
We have always understood the landscape as the vision of a group of excellent vineyards where that game of different Atlantic, Mediterranean and Continental climates generates the diverse configurations of Tempranillo, ripened in a profile of red fruit to make RODA or in a profile of black fruits to make RODA I.