Bodegas Roda Sela 2017
Full of freshness and power, this well-balanced red wine from Bodegas Roda is incredible and fruity, and consistently excellent.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
With its bright red color, the Bodegas Roda Sela is very tasty and makes an excellent glass. It’s no wonder it scored a 91 on Robert Parker! Made with Tempranillo, Graciano, and Garnacha grape varietals, this red wine aged for 12 months in semi-new 100% French oak barrels to achieve its freshness and power.
This consistently excellent wine is cheerful on the nose, clean and precise, with notes of ripe and red fruit—raspberries and strawberries—and oak. It’s fruity on the palate, giving flavors of ripe red berries. It is velvety, full, and round-textured in the mouth, and with a lively sort of freshness.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Bodegas Roda Sela is great with appetizers and fish. Enjoy a glass (or two) with pinchos and tapas; and cheeses like Manchego and Parmesan. It also goes great with lasagna, and other tomato-based pastas and dishes. Try it with grilled pork chops, grilled chicken, and roast lamb. One of our absolute favorite ways to enjoy Bodegas Roda Sela is with a delicious, juicy serving of La Prudencia Iberico Back Ribs.
Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella arrived in La Rioja (at the edge of the river Ebro) to found Bodegas Roda in 1987. They had a vision: to introduce the world of winemaking to new and innovative ways and wines.
The winery, whose construction began in 1997, and finished four years later, in 2001, has facilities custom-made according to the necessities of the winery. It has French oak vats, carefully selected vineyards, a bioclimatic room, controlled temperatures, and even two aging rooms directly carved into rock. It’s a masterpiece of a winery, one that reflects so perfectly their masterpieces of wines.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.