Bodegas Roda Sela 2009
Sustainable viticulture in bush vines between 15 to 30 years of age.
Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation processes carried out in large French oak vats.
19 days in contact with the skins.
12 months in 100% semi-new French oak barrels.
Completely natural methods.
Cardboard cases of 6 bottles.
Bottles of 75 cl.
Deep, red background with bluish hues throughout.
Very expressive red fruit bouquet, specially ripe red cherry, with a nutty edge reminiscent of almonds and broken cherry bones. Medium bodied, with scant presence of the oak adding to the feeling of lightness and freshness it provides.
Silky smooth, medium bodied, very fresh, well textured with no thoughs. The oak is hardly evident, with round, well integrated tannins, giving way to a lingering finish of seasoned red fruits that make it light and fresh. It showcases perfectly the quality of the 2009 vintage, in this case adding youth and freshness to the depth and ripeness of the seasoned fruit so prevalent in this vintage.
419 mm. rainfall. Rainy winter and spring.
The harvest started with good water reserves. The whole cycle was ahead of time from the start.
A very hot and dry summer. Maximum temperatures between 35ºC and 37ºC.
The balanced vineyards managed to endure the lack of rain. Some rainfall in mid-September which rounded ripening and put an end to water stress. Fantastic weather until harvest.