Red Wine Protos Crianza 2018

Red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinta del País aged for 12 months in French & American oak barrels and for 12 months in bottle.
Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinta del Pais,
Wineries: Bodegas Protos
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Made exclusively from Tinta del País, Protos Crianza is an old favourite of our customers and one of Ribera del Duero's best known wines.

The 2018 vintage of this Crianza red wine shows a classic profile.

Produced from low-yielding vines, the grapes were selected and vinified in stainless steel tanks.

After that, this Spanish red wine from Bodegas Protos was aged for 12 months in 33% new French oak barrels, 34% 2nd year French and American oak barrels and 33% 3rd year French oak barrels.

After the completion of the process, Protos Crianza 2018 was aged for a further year before its commercial release.

It is advisabel to aerate this red wine from Ribera del Duero 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Protos Crianza is medium purple with a garnet rim.


Expressive and nuanced, this varietal Tinta del País conveys aromas of raisins, blackberries and toast, alongside some spicy aromas of Jamaica pepper, toffee and balsam. In the background, some floral and earthy notes.


Powerful and silky, this wine of Bodegas Protos has a good balance between fruit, oak and tannins, still a tad rugged. Medium-long finish with remembrances of cocoa, black fruit and spices.

Our personal opinion

A classic wine from Ribera del Duero that invariably delivers, Protos Crianza 2018 pairs excellently with meat dishes.


Protos Crianza 2017:

Enterwine 91. Guía Peñín 92. J. Suckling 91.

Protos Crianza 2016:

Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92.

Protos Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. James Suckling 91.

Protos Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93.

Protos Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Protos Crianza 2012:

Peñín 91. Enterwine 92.

Protos Crianza 2011:

Peñín 93.

Protos Crianza 2010:

Peñín 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides Decanter WWA 2022: Gold Medal & 95 points.
Mono-Varietal Tinta del País
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, 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, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
The effect of oak is less conspicuous now. I prefer this to any of the former vintages I've had.
Review by (Posted on 13 December 2018)
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