Protos Reserva 2012Protos
Winery: Bodegas Protos
Denomination of Origin: Ribera del Duero
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo (vines more than 40 years old)
93 pts Guia Peñin
92 pts Wine Enthusiast
91 pts Wine Spectator
IWSC Gold Medal
Challenge International du Vin Gold
Berliner Wein Trophy Gold Medal
94 pts Gilbert & Gaillard
Sommelier Wine Awards Gold Medal
Ageing:18 months in French (2/3) and American (1/3) barrels and 18 months in bottle
Format: Cork top, 750ML, Red Wine
Wine: If looking for a smooth, elegant Spanish wine with a punch then no need to look further. Protos Reserva is a true Spanish classic in every sense of the word – a classic wine created by a classic Spanish winery. A well-balanced wine with body, depth, and character. Strong aromas of black fruits with spice and creamy oak. On the palate, it is powerful, flavorful, toasty, fruity and spicy, with round tannins and good acidity then followed by a lingering smooth finish.
About Winery: Protos, which means “first” in Greek, was founded in 1927. Several years later in 1982, it allowed its brand “RIBERA DE DUERO” to be used to establish the Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin. “Protos literally and figuratively put Ribera del Duero on the map.” Today Protos is the oldest winery in the Ribera del Duero.