Roda Rodi I Rioja Reserva 1997

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$49.99
Item No. 58194
  • red wine
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • W&S94
  • WS89
  • RP88

Winemaker's Notes

An estate project begun in the late 1980s with the goal of producing the finest red wine in Spain. Certainly very few wines in the world match Rodas combination of concentration, finesse and minerality. 1996 produced a spicier (cloves predominant), more nervy wine than 1994 and 1995, with similar weight. The 1997, arriving in late Spring, displays great mineral complexity and length, the result of a late harvest of ancient vines. 100% Tempranillo, aged 24 months in oak.

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Bodegas RODA was conceived and initiated in the late 1980's by the Rollant-Daurella (Ro-Da) family of Barcelona, minutely involved in Spain's fine wine distribution sector. Their goal was to produce a red wine second to none in the world, a wine with breeding and intensity naturally expressing the characteristics of a great terrior. Detailed studies led them to Rioja, and...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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Winemaker's Notes Roda II, like Roda I, spends 24 months in French oak barricas and one year in bottle prior ...
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