Ribera del Duero, Spain
Using experience and knowledge gained in La Rioja, Bodegas Roda commenced this project in Ribera del Duero in 1999. After years of research into Spanish regions also suited to the cultivation of Tempranillo, the ‘Denominación de Origen’ of La Horra in Burgos was chosen, not only for its history of viticulture dating back to pre-Roman times, but also for the potential development and adaptation of Tempranillo allowing production of wines characteristic of the Bodegas Roda philosophy.
Sharing the technical team of Bodegas Roda, who work alongside the Balbás brothers, Bodegas La Horra produces two wines; Corimbo, from 20 year old vines, is aged in French and American oak for 12 months, and results in a balanced, harmonious wine with a rich, bright fruit core due to shorter maceration time.
Corimbo I comes from vines that average 40 years of age, and is an intense wine with well integrated oak and ripe black fruit. Both beneﬁt from the high altitude of the vineyards, and convey elegance and balance despite the continental climate.