Bodegas Roda

2016 Cirsion

BLEND | 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano

VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING | A natural rarity in specific clusters was identified in 1995 which led to Cirsion - a bunch by bunch selection of grapes from old vines which possess unique characteristics (polymerization of the tannins). One in one thousand bunches are chosen for fullness & volume - characteristics which were closer to actual vine tasting rather than grape-tasting. Roda eschews longer time in barrel for Cirsion and as such, the wine spends only 8 months in French oak.

PRESS | 98 JS & 95 WA
“Released much earlier than the rest of the wines, the 2016 Cirsion is produced with very ripe grapes that they think need less time in oak, and the wine is therefore bottled and released earlier. It’s a blend of Tempranillo with 11% Graciano matured in new French barriques for eight months, bottled and released ten months later. This is young and heady, explosive, with plenty of ripe fruit and a hedonistic profile. It has abundant, very fine tannins and a good thread of acidity going through its core that lifts the finish. It’s unashamedly modern and showy.”- Luis Gutierrez