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Characteristics of Protos Gran Reserva
Protos Gran Reserva is one of the classic wines in D.O. Ribera del Duero made by Bodegas Protos in the town of Peñafiel, Valladolid. Bodegas Protos is a historic winery. It was the first winery that began the production of wine in the Ribera del Duero, in 1927. Protos Gran Reserva is made with the grapes from Tinta del País, grown on old vines more than 60 years old. The vines are planted in mainly calcareous sandy loam soils which are not very fertile, in plots close to River Duero. It encounters a Mediterranean climate with continental climate influences. Dry summers with a lot of heat, in contrast to the very cold winters. There is also a difference in temperature between the day and the night which can be transferred to the long ripening of the grapes, a lot of concentration of tannins and colour. The harvest is done by hand, applying a selection of the bunches in their vineyards. The grapes are transported to the winery in small 20kg crates. Once in the winery, there is a second selection of the first bunches in order to finish the selection of the best grapes. Protos Gran Reserva undergoes a 24 month aging in oak barrels and a stay for 36 months in the bottle.
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Duck, Stews, Iberian ham, Small game, Game stew, Mature cheese, Roasts, Stew
SightCherry colour with garnet rim. Bright. Fine tear.NoseComplex on the nose with many nuances. Red and black fruit. Tertiary aromas, toasted oak, smoky, vanilla, caramel, spices.TasteOn the palate it is velvety, smooth and elegant. Well matured tannins. Warm and friendly. Fruity with good acidity. Very elegant and persistent aftertaste.
SightCherry red colour with maroon edge. Medium robe. Bright. Thin tear.NoseComplex nose, full of nuances, in which tertiary aromas are firstly noticed. Intense toasted, smoked, spiced and fine roasted hints which give way to very ripe red fruit, a little strong, accompanied with refreshing balsamic touches. Final reminiscences of the terroir.TasteIn the mouth, it is mature, elegant and moderate. It has a soft, embracing and velvety mid-palate. It is a large red wine, with ripe tannins and a correct acidity. Long and persistent finish. Much fruitier than in the nose. A great classic wine.
SightPicota cherry colour, medium-robe, with maroon rims. Bright. Fine tears shown on the glass.NoseComplex nose, full of nuances. The tertiary aromas are felt first. Intense toasted, smoky, spicy and fine roasted notes gradually give way to ripe red fruit, slightly alcohol soaked, accompanied by refreshing balsamic notes. Earthy touches at the end.TasteIn the mouth this red wine is ripe, elegant and discreet with a smooth, full and velvety palate. Ripe tannins and the correct acidity. Long and persistent finish. More fruity that in the nose. A great classic.
SightIntense dark cherry colour with scarlet touches. High layer. Bright wine with dense slow-falling tears.NoseElegant, intense and complex aromas. A good load of fruit is noticed along with many aromas provided during the ageing (cacao, toasted, elegant smoked notes and hints of licorice) on an elegant mineral background.TasteVery good, large and bulky attack. Well bodied wine with a velvety, tasty and intense mid palate. Its abundant notes of fruit are very well balanced with the aromas of wood. Balanced and concentrated wine with polished and ripe tannins. It shows a very long and very persistent finish.
An elegant and round Gran Reserva wine from Ribera de Duero.
SightIntense cherry color, full of nuances tile. NoseComplex nose, aromas of wild fruits (berry, mineral, forest undergrowth and coffee). The senses were seal this bouquet to see how is changing, discovering new sensations as they move the minutes TasteOn the palate is round and velvety, with lineage, noting very fine tannins providing great smoothness and elegance of its vintage. The aftertaste is being smart and tough as they pass through the mouth that senses the memory not easily forgotten.
Ribera del Duero is a Denomination of Origin located on the northern plateau, bathed by the waters of the River Duero, where they produce delicious and recognised red wines with great complexity made from the Trinto Fino grape variety.
La Ribera del Duero tells us a story about an ancestral tradition that goes back to the 9th century, and which was already used my the monks of the Order of the Cistercians. A story about farms and terroirs, a large winemaking kingdom that has its roots back in the Middle Age, and whose imprint it hidden in the essence of its villages, its villas and its castle, Castillo de Peñafiel, on the of the most important fortresses of the region. Still preserved in the inside of the castle is the ageing winery of Protos, the first winery in the area, alongside Vega Sicilia, that sold bottled Ribera del Duero wines.