Bodegas Roda SELA
Our youngest wine From vineyards that are 15 to 30 years old.
Bodegas Roda SELA is a young, strong wine, it has lots of things to tell, but with the fresh voice of youth. Coming from sustainable vineyards. It’s ready to be consumed as soon as it’s released, with a younger aging than its older brothers and with a great bottle aging capacity. An attractive wine to young people that begin to live the passion of the wine world.
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We came from a very rainy 2018 but winter was very dry and cold. The fires in Cantabria in the middle of winter were on the news. The vine sprouted without crying and very timidly at the end of March. During Easter, it rained 30/40 mm. that changed the situation (Easter was at the end of April). Sprouting rejoices.

Despite the drought, the vineyard yields well. Flowering came on normal dates, around June 10th. The drought continued with alternating temperatures. The year was very dry but the vegetation was very good.

At the end of June, a brutal heat wave arrived 5 days in a row with temperatures above 40ºC. The fruit set was irregular and the harvest was reduced, with a lot of millerandage. There were some minor rains after the heat wave. There was another heat wave at the end of July with temperatures around 40ºC for another five days. For Santiago, July 25th, it was already looking tough. It seemed incredible that the vineyard was fine after the two heat waves.

On August 1st, there were 40 mm. of rain in Haro. Ripening was excellent and a magnificent harvest arrived in terms of quality and low production. Some rains between September 16th and 22nd complicated the situation.

An excellent vintage with 406 mm. of rain.


Grape varieties:

94% Tempranillo,  3% Graciano and 3% Garnacha.


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.


12 months in 100% semi-new French oak barrels.


Completely natural methods.


With egg albumin.


14% Vol.



Intense with more layer than usual. The importance of the 2019 vintage is noted. The background and the rim are red.


It is intense and direct, with many red fruits in the range of cherry and some details of black fruit. There is a sensation of sweet ripe fruit. The complexity is greater than usual, with some mineral details of moist earth and aromatic herbs. The oak is flawless.


Wide and voluminous with very good quality tannins present. It has liveliness, strength and flavour. It will age very well in bottle. It will be a wine that will have a long life, although SELA´s are usually enjoyed quite soon. It has length and a lot of freshness and there is a subtle bitter note in the aftertaste, really nice. It is a young and large wine, with more structure than other vintages. The enormous vintage that was 2019 is appreciated.