Carmelo Rodero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero

Carmelo Rodero is a family owned winery in the Ribera del Duero D.O. The winery was founded by Carmelo Rodero itself 20 years ago. Carmelo the fourth generation of a family with very deep winemaking roots in the Ribera del Duero region. His great-grandparents made wine using traditional old presses until his grandparents set up the Pedrosa del Duero winemaking cooperative. By the age of 14, Carmelo was already tilling the land with the first tractors to be seen in the area. After he finished his military service, he started purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards. For 14 years the fruit of his initial 30 hectares was sold to Vega Sicilia, a world-renowned winery of Ribera del Duero known for elaborating top-notch red wines. Convinced that the quality of his “black pearls”, as he likes to call them, could form the basis of a fine wine, Carmelo decided to seize the initiative to elaborate his own wine. The first vintage was 1991 and since then the Carmelo Rodero brand has always been acclaimed by wine critics.

Nowadays, Carmelo’s daughter Beatriz Rodero is assisting him at the head of the winery and she takes care of the winemaking process. They work on over 120 ha. of vines, that have an average age of 30 years (some being more than 70 years old), where Tempranillo (or Tinta del Pais or Tinto Fino, as they call it in Ribera del Duero) dominates with 85% of planted surface, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Merlot (5%). The main focus on the vineyard is to get the maximum fruit concentration, by controlling yields (never exceeding 4,000 kg/ha.) and hand picking and selecting grapes before vinification.

For more information, please visit: www.bodegasrodero.com



Wines from this Producer

previous next
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2011 Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2013 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon

Type Red

£17.99

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero 9 meses Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero 9 meses 2014 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£13.29

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarrena Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2012 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
CarmeloRodero_Reserva_NuevaImagen

Carmelo Rodero Reserva 2012 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon

Type Red

£24.49

inc VAT