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A very dry winter, with 73 mm. rainfall from November, 2007 to February, 2008.
Spring arrived with rain and in May it rained all month. Between March and June there was 443,5 mm. rainfall which matches the total yearly rainfall in La Rioja many years, with 206 mm. just in May. During the summer there was virtually no rain, only 44 mm. were collected between July and September. We did not see a single raindrop in August.
The peculiarity of the summer, in addition to drought was the cold weather, little sunshine and cool temperatures. Fortunately, the autumn was spectacular, with sunny days and cool nights.
An ancient harvest, healthy grapes with excellent acidity, with good ripeness, although containing less sugar. The wines are perhaps lighter than those of other vintages, yet full of life. An Atlantic vintage which will bring back memories of other times.
90% Tempranillo, 4% Garnacha, 6% Graciano.
Bush vines over 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs. per vine.
From the 1st to the 27th of October.
In French oak vats, with controlled temperature.
In 50% brand new and 50% second use French oak barrels. 16 months in barrel and 20 months cellaring in bottle.
Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites.
Cardboard cases of 6 bottles.
Bottles of 50 cl., 75 cl., 1,5 l., 3 l. and 6 l.
Medium colour with red cherry background and red rim.
Perfectly integrated oak. Very deep and fruity with red fruit feeling in the range of cherries in the part of the pulp that is close to the stone. Fresh and delicately spicy. The feeling of fresh weather and rain over the soil.
Medium bodied with very fine tannin, silky. Very fruity and fresh, hints of cherry. Long, lingering, very elegant and delicate. Retronasal passage that remembers the nose feelings. Superb feeling of freshness.
Excellent expression of an Atlantic vintage which shows again, that in the difficult climate years RODA is still up.
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