Bodegas Protos Ribera del Duero Protos Reserva 2003

A LEGEND IS BORN

Protos, (of the Greek “FIRST”) is proud and feels privileged of having experienced maturity and stillness in the biggest and first cellar located in the area maintaining its reputation through the years.   Thanks to the fearlessness and devotion to the terroir shown by the comarca’s wine growers in 1927 the best efforts were gathered and the first cellar in la Ribera was built. Although a project for the future preserves all the characteristics intact up to the present and still growing and multiplying every year, well known at the international spheres.

 



THE BODEGA’S GROWTH
The Bodega grown rapidly and first space problems arose, that’s how growth process across the comarca began. Right in the centre of the mountain, foundation of Peñafiel Castle, an aging cellar is being built.   As the Bodega’s trademark benefited from a quality and prestigious reputation during the 80’s a well-considered wine terrior adopted its name, Ribera del Duero. The Regulatory Council of  Tasting NotesDesignation of Origin was established to watch over the quality of the area wines. The aging bodega was broaden in 1995 acquiring solid reputation in the international wine scene .  This project has been growing by the acquisition of a wine producing bodega in Anguix (Burgos). This cellar has the capability to produce two millions kilograms of grape and it is equipped with the most advanced technology.Deep cherry red color. Elegant, fine and intense aromas. Lovely terciary aromas reminiscent of a wide range of hints: well-integrated wood, ripe fruit, cacao, mineral, toast and liquorice. The elegant and lingering aftertaste leads to a mid-palate hard to forget.

Vineyards: More than 80 years old.
Taste: Fleshy, powerful, spirituous, creamy, spicy with a lingering finish.
Alcohol by Vol
: 14.5 %
Features: ● Produced only in excellent vintages ● Hand-picking harvest in20 kg crates ● Sorting table ● Skin maceration and fermentation of 28 days at28ºC.
Nose: Expressive, powerful, complex, elegant, roasted coffe, dark chocolate, candied fruit.
Ageing:
24 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels and 36 months in bottle.
Colour: Deep cherry colour, bright and intense.

Tasting Date: Private tasting, December 2011
Vintage: 2003
Varietal: Tempranillo
Country: Spain
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $19.00

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