Cirsión es uno de los vinos más exclusivos de Roda. Elaborado con Tempranillo y Graciano y con una producción muy contenida, se trata del vino de la casa mejor valorado por la crítica especializada. Su perfil es intenso y complejo, con notas de tierra mojada, ahumados, especias, frutos rojos y negros y flores en nariz y un paso por boca muy largo y fino.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2017 Cirsion has been produced since 1998 from specific plants that seem to have a different ripening profile, initially only Tempranillo, but since 2011, around 10% Graciano has been added (11% in 2017). It's very dark and opaque, almost black and has a smoky nose with plenty of toast, wet graphite and earth aromas, ripe and heady with black fruit and dark spices. It's ripe and round but less complex than other vintages, a little lighter and at this moment still marked by the élevage. It matured in 100% new oak for eight months. 9,000 bottles were filled in March 2019.. - Luis Gutiérrez.
This is a very overt but amazingly balanced Cirsion that shows pure blackcurrant and dark-cherry compote. Licorice, oyster shell, tar and mulberries follow. Full-bodied with so much blackberry fruit, but a bedrock of sophisticated, steely tannins. The soft fruit just keeps giving. A bold but expertly delivered wine. Drink in 2026.
Agustín Santolaya thinks this is the best Cirsion he's made and I am inclined to agree with him. Yields were smaller because of the April frost, but this old vine cuvée of Tempranillo and 11% Graciano is not over concentrated in the least. Focused, balanced, nuanced, intense and refreshing, it's floral, layered and very polished, with fine oak, raspberry and black cherry fruit and haunting palate length. 2025-35.
Cirsion (which means 'thistle' as seen on Roda's logo) is made from grapes specially selected for their smooth tannins and spends less time in oak than Roda I. There's also more Graciano in the Tempranillo-dominant blend (11%), which aids freshness in warm years; although there were April frosts in 2017, the year finished hot with an early harvest. More fruit-forward and approachable at a young age than Roda I, this has well defined blackberry and black cherry aromas, layered with spice, coconut, cocoa and a smoky edge. The palate unfurls in layers of black fruit, lighter red fruit, delicate spice and cedar, with silky tannins and beautifully integrated oak. Poised and elegant.