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Characteristics of Protos Reserva
Protos Reserva is a red wine from the Ribera del Duero region produced by Bodegas Protos, a winery founded in 1927. The term ‘protos’ derives from the greek Word for ‘first’. The winery took this name since it was indeed the first winery in the Ribera del Duero region. The winery is located Peñafiel, a town in Valladolid.
The area is home to a mediterranean climate with a continental influence, characterised by little rainfall (the most occuring during spring and autumn), dry summers and long, harsh winters. Temperatures vary greatly between seasons, but also between day and night, which causes a slow ripening of the grapes.
The wine is made solely using Tinta del País (Tempranillo) grapes, which are taken from vineyards that are planted at an altitude of 750-900 metres. The harvest is carried out manually using 20kg capacity boxes.
As for the ageing process, Protos Reserva spends a minimum of 18 months in French and American oak barrels and after spends a minimum of 24 months in the bottle before being put on the market.
Serve at 17ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Grilled red meats, Roasts, Rice with meat, Grilled lamb, Sheep cheese, Game birds, Stew, Cold meat
SightBeautiful cherry red colour with maroon edges. Clean and bright, with an abundant steady-falling coloured tear.NoseComplex and elegant nose. Black fruit in harmony with elegant and noble toasted aromas. The more it is opened, the more nuances we can find.TasteIn the mouth, it is a fleshy and tasty wine with a great and well-scructured mid-palate. Sharp tannins, with a long and very persistent finish. A classic wine. Elegant, serious and full of nuances.
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SightDark cherry colour with red brick coloured edge. Vivid and bright, with dense legs that dye the glass. NoseComplex aromas of fruit with hints of vanilla, typical of the wines of Ribera del Duero. As the minutes go by, nuances of spices and roasted appear, forming a complex and elegant bouquet. Taste
Delicius and elegant wine, full of fruit and full of nuances. Velvety and smooth in mouth, with a very long aftertaste and remarkable persistence.
SightDark cherry color with border tile NoseComplex aromas of fruit with hints of vanilla, characteristic of the Ribera del Duero wines. while to the minutes go by, roasted spices nuances appear, forming a complex and elegant bouquet. On the palate the wine is velvety and meaty, full-bodied, well structured due to their fine and elegant tannins. TasteThe wood-wine union is perfect, making marriage difficult to separate and not dominated by either. Like the rest of the wines of Bodega Protos, the aftertaste is very long urging us to drink and delight with a softness characteristic of the great wines of the firm Protos.
SightDark cherry color with border tile NoseComplex aromas of fruit with hints of vanilla. As the minutes go by funds appear roasted spices and nuances, forming a complex and elegant bouquet. On the palate the wine is velvety and meaty, full-bodied, well structured due to their fine and elegant tannins. TasteThe wood-wine union is perfect, making marriage difficult to separate and not dominated either. Like the rest of the house wines, the aftertaste is very long urging us to drink and pleasing us with a softness characteristic of the great wines of the PROTOS signature.
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.