The winery "Bodegas Roda" is located in the city of Haro in the heart of the Spanish Rioja sub-area Rioja Alta
, The Rotllant-Daurella family was founded in 1987 and has been active in the wine trade for a long time. Right from the start, the company focused on the highest quality requirements. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards, most of which were replanted in the early 1990s with the classic Rioja varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo. The vines are too young for first-class Riojas, which is why they are only used from 2010 to 2015 at the earliest and the grapes are temporarily sold to other producers. The first wine production took place in 1991, but due to the unsatisfactory quality it never came on the market. The following year 1992, knowing the mistakes made before, you really only bought the best and oldest harvest in the Rioja. This resulted in absolutely exceptional qualities.
In the meantime, some very old vineyards near Haro have been leased. The vinification takes place in the traditional way, for example the fermentation takes place in new French oak containers. There are 2,000 barrique barrels of exclusively French oak available for the expansion. Mostly new barrels are used (not a matter of course for Rioja). The "Roda I" is made from Tempranillo from at least 30 year old vines of the best barrels and aged 16 months in 50% new and 50% used barriques. The "Roda II" is blended from Tempranillo the good barrels and 25% Garnacha Tinta. All wines that do not meet the requirements for a Roda are sold as barrel goods to other producers. The latest product is the “Cirsion”, which first appeared on the market in 1998. There is an extreme selection of the oldest and only the best grapes. For the 1998, this was just an incredible five kilograms per hectare.