Sela Rioja Bodegas Roda
Tasting Notes: This fruity, fresh and succulent wine is very pleasant to drink and easy to pair with food, making it a perfect dinner party wine. While it has shorter ageing than its older brothers in Bodegas Roda, wine connoisseurs will easily recognise its winery's trademark of quality and elegance and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
At the vanguard of the modern Rioja movement, Bodegas Roda was developed in the late 1980s. From the heart of the Haro, overlooking the Ebro River, Roda fuses tradition and modernity with its 19th century cellar and 21st century Bodega. Through meticulous and exacting research, Roda have perfected the art of Tempranillo, selecting only 20 individual clones to cultivate from over 552 identified. Head winemaker Agustin Santolaya, uses bush vines of between 15 and 30 years old. The wine is dominated by Tempranillo but has a touch of Graciano. Yields are kept low to encourage phenolic maturity, which results in a concentration of intense aromas and depth of flavour complexity on the palate. Following 19 days of maceration, Sela is aged for 12 months in 100% semi-new French oak. This delivers a much more modern style of Rioja; fruit lead, with well-integrated and subtle oak.