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.
Style Notes :
- Variety: Tempranillo
- Origin: Spain
- Locality: Dibra del Duero
Tasting Notes :
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.