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Roda Reserva Tempranillo Garnacha (500ml)

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Roda tend to make quite 'butch' long-lived wines that take a little while to come together, but this one is drinking really well right now. Scents of red and black berries and cherries waft out of the glass, along with hints of charry oak and curry leaf spice. The palate is more medium-bodied, with dark cherry flavours, licks of spice and earthiness, slinky tannins, and a dry, long finish. Ideal with BBQ meats.

Winemaker's Notes

Rioja is a pretty confusing appellation: you might get old-fashioned wine (high-crop fruit, lots of daggy barrel impact from ages spent in old American oak), or you may get low-crop, fresh modern estate wine. They can be Tempranillo, Garnacha or some blend of the two. The region is also divided into a high, cool part with poor soils (Riojas Alta and Alavesa) and a relatively low-altitude, warm, alluvial part (Rioja Baja). As ever, get to know individual estates, is our advice.

Appearance: Medium colour with red cherry background and red rim.

Nose: Perfectly integrated oak. Very deep and fruity with red fruit feeling in the range of cherries in the part of the pulp taht is close to the stone. Fresh and delicately spicy. The feeling of fresh weather and rain over the soil.

Palate: 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.

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