Red Wine Protos Crianza 2016 Mágnum
Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Tinta del País aged for 14 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle.
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One of the most representative wines produced in Ribera del Duero, Protos Crianza Mágnum comes in a 1.5-litre bottle, a key feature that guarantees a longer and steadier ageing process.
A varietal Tinta del País, this Spanish red wine is made from grapevines over 25 years of age. In order to reduce yields and optimize sun exposure, the plants are green pruned at the beginning of every growing season
Once the grapes were brought to the facilities of Bodegas Protos, they were destemmed and gently crushed prior to the beginning of the vinification process.
The wine must was then fermented in stainless steel tanks, with pump-downs of the solid skin cap and punch-overs of the underlying wine juice performed on a daily basis.
After that, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was aged for 14 months in one third new, one third 2nd year, and one third 3rd year French and American oak barrels.
Finally, Protos Crianza 2016 Mágnum was aged for a further year in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Aerate the wine half an hour before drinking.
The wine Protos Crianza Magnum has a clean, very bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Deep and intense, this Tinta del País smells of plums, blackberries and cranberries, along with Jamaican pepper, toffee, fine wood and sweet spices. On the background, this Crianza red wine suggests notions of flowers and balsam.
Palate-caressing and inviting, this wine of Bodegas Protos has a remarkable freshness, and an acidity that announces a long life. Wild berries, cocoa, undergrowth and spices combine in a most gracious manner. This Crianza from Ribera del Duero has a long finish with spicy and balsamic remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
A wine with a long life ahead, Protos Crianza 2016 Mágnum is great with roasted meats, casseroles and Ibérico ham.
Protos Crianza 2015 Magnum:
Protos Crianza 2014 Magnum:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 93.
Protos Crianza 2012 Magnum:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
Protos Crianza 2011 Mágnum:
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||1,5 l|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta del País|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement|