Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bodegas RODAs winemaking process #DWCC13

At its founding, the RODA owners wanted to produce wines that people could enjoy. They wanted to respect the indigenous grape varieties but did not want to do the same things that the other Rioja producers were doing. The wines that they produced should be enjoyable, but with long life, and should always have the landscape over the oak. The winemaking philosophy held that the company would do best if they created wines that exhibited both freshness and fruitiness and had softly integrated tannins. The wine should have no structure and should not exhibit much oak.

The process by which such a wine is made is illustrated below.

Sources: Compiled using information from roda.es and conversations
with Augustin Santolaya, RODA Managing Director.











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