Bodegas Roda arrived in La rioja in the 80s by Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella with the intention of creating a new project in the world of wine.
Bodegas Roda was born in La Rioja in the 80s. Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella are the creators of this project on the banks of the Ebro river, in the Barrio de la Estación in Haro. It was founded more specifically in 1987 and the cellar finished its construction in 2001.
The facilities are adapted to each phase of winemaking, such as the number of vats in the vineyards of each vintage, a bioclimatic room and two aging cellars dug directly into the rock. The cellar has a total of 150 hectares of vineyard, of which half is owned. The varieties they work with are Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.
The harvest is carried out by 40 people in boxes of 18 kilograms. Once the harvest is done, the bunches enter the cellar with a tape to avoid damage. Later it arrives at a selection table where 6 people select the best bunches.
Bodegas Roda cellar where the wines are made has 17 French oak vats with a maximum age of 10 years, all of these vats are fitted with pumping pumps, temperature control and a cooling system, although the punching is manual. The capacity of these tubs is between 12,000 and 20,000 liters. The grapes come from 17 different vineyards which are concealed separately. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts. The process consists of 3 phases: cold pre-fermentation maceration, fermentation and post-fermentation maceration. In addition, they are common in 18 to 20 days. The wines are discovered directly in the barrel and the skins are drained in two vertical presses.
Bodegas Roda has 3 aging ships: 2 of them are underground, La Nave Del Cardo and La Del Calado, the third ship is called Nave T. The aging duration varies depending on the payment but the usual duration is between 12- 16 months. The Roda and Roda I wines go on the market as aging wines so they spend at least 3 years aging between bottle and barrel.