The grapes for Roda Reserva Rioja are sourced from old bush vines (>30 years old) which are limited to a yield of 1.5 kgs of grapes per vine to encourage phenolic maturity. This results in more depth and complexity on the palate. The vines are carefully monitored, up to 3 times a week nearing harvest, to ensure they are harvested at the very best time. All the grapes are harvested by Roda’s own pickers into small 18 kgs crates and the average yield per hectare is no more than 5000 kgs. At the winery, the grapes undergo a period of cold maceration followed by temperature controlled fermentation completed in French oak vats. This is then followed by malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. The wine is then aged for 14 months in barrel of which 40% are new and 60% are second use French oak followed by 30 months in bottle prior to release.