Roda II 1999
82% Tempranillo, 12% Garnacha, 6% Graciano
Bush vines over 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs. per vine.
From the 9th 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 barrels and 20 months in bottles.
Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites.
The year of the short cycle.
36 days with temperatures below 0ºC during the winter.
478,6 mm. of precipitations in the vine-growing year.
A frost on the 16th of April, reaching -4,5ºC that devastated the region.
September was rainy and a very good month of October.
A limited production. Exorbitant prices of the grape.
(The grapes of the frozen vines were better according to the quantity, those vines which were not frozen had many grapes.)