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Bodegas Roda Rioja Cirsion 2004

Bodegas Roda Rioja Cirsion 750ML 2004     
Sku: 18256

The vines that produce Cirsion come from four vineyards and range in age from 60 to 100 years. Grapes from certain very old vine plots were found to begin polymerization of anthocyanins and tannins within the berry at the very end of the ripening period before harvest. The Cirsion blend comprises wines vinified from select clusters from these plots. With an eye to quality, yields are kept extremely low. Roda’s consulting enologists regularly taste the grapes to determine the optimum ripeness levels and time of harvest. Carefully sorted bunches are gently crushed in basket presses, then a cold soak extracts optimal color and tannins before a high-temperature fermentation and a long maceration. Cirsion is aged for 8 to 12 months in 100% new French oak barrels and 4 months in bottle. Annual production is very limited and Cirsion is not produced every year.

Tasting notes
Explosive ripe blackberry and mineral aromas lead to a dense, incredibly huge body, ripe cherries on the palate, with noble tannins and a lengthy finish.

 Wine Advocate 93 points (Feb 2007)
The 2004 Cirsion is a different kettle of fish, as it should be given the price. It is becoming clear that 2004 was a great vintage in Rioja and this wine is truly special. Dark ruby/purple in color, it exhibits a stunning nose of acacia flowers, black cherry, black currant, and spice box. This is followed by a rich, opulent, powerful wine which manages to retain a velvety palate-feel and superb elegance. There is a splendid integration of oak, tannin and acidity and the structure for 4-6 years of further development. Drink this terrific Rioja over the next 12-15 years.

Technical notes
2006 was a very good vintage marked by good budding and setting. The summer began with a tremendous storm but dry and cool conditions in August led into a September with unusually high temperatures.

Food pairing
Pair with roast suckling pig, roast suckling lamb, baby lamb chops or any rich, succulent meat prepared as simply as possible.

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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
Classification: Doca
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