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Characteristics of Protos Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica
Protos Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica is a white wine from the D.O Rueda region produced by the Protos winery. This wine is made using only Verdejo grapes.
The grapes used for Protos Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica come from vineyards that are over 25 years old
The grapes used for Protos Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica come from vineyards around 25 years of age that are part of the 1,400 hectares of land that the winery has spread around the Douro River. The climate in summer is dry and hot, easily reaching temperatures above 30 degrees, and cold during the long winters, in which they can reach -18. It is in short a Mediterranean climate with strong continental influences.
The harvest is carried out using small boxes with a 20kg capacity, which ensure that the grapes do not break on their way to the winery. y durante la noche, aprovechando el frescor del momento para que la uva llegue en las mejores condiciones a la bodega.
On arrival at the winery, the best grapes are selected at a selection table. After, they undergo maceration for about 4-5 days at around 10ºC. Following this, fermentation takes place in new french oak barrels.
Protos Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica then ages in french oak barrels on its lees for 6 months. During this time frequent battonages occur.
Protos is a renowned winery, founded in 1927, which specialises in the production of white wines. They opérate in the D.O Rueda and D.O Ribera del Duero region.
Serve at 8ºC
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The D.O. Rueda is a denomination spanning across Castilla y León, along the River Duero and its tributaries. It is mainly white wines that are produced in this D.O., and Verdejo grapes are by far the most popular variety. With hints of flowers, fruit, scrub herbs and very fine aromas, these grapes give the wine a very strong personality.
The history of the Ribera del Duero dates back to the eleventh century, to the time of the Cistercian Order, where a vast wine kingdom that finds its roots in the Middle ages and whose mark hides the essence of the people, their villages and the Peñafiel Castle, one of the most important strengths of the region. At the feet of the Castle you will find the Protos winery, which was one of the first wineries, along with Vega Sicilia, to produce and sell bottled wines in the Ribera del Duero.