Red Wine Protos Reserva 2015 5º Año
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Produced by Bodegas Protos, the grapes were harvested fully ripen, selected in the vineyard and brought to the cellar, where they were selected again and macerated.
Then this Spanish red wine was fermented for 24 days at a temperature of 28ºC-30ºC, with daily pump-overs and punch-downs.
After that, this Reserva red wine from Peñafiel was transferred into 50% new French oak barrels, 30% 2nd year French oak barrels and 20% 2nd year American oak barrels, where it was aged for over a period of 18 months.
Clarified and filtered before its bottling, Protos Reserva 2015 5º Año aged for a further 24 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Decant this red wine from Ribera del Duero 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Protos Reserva 5º Año is claret-coloured with a bright violet rim.
Complex and intricate, this varietal Tinta del País suggests aromas of black fruit mingled with remembrances of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and roasted coffee. Some hints of liquor-infused fruit, menthol and smoke over a mineral background complete the picture.
Bold and elegant, this reserva red wine of Bodegas Protos is information-rich and subtle, packing loads of red and black fruit, with notes of vanilla, tobacco and balsam coming from the oak ageing. Velvety tannins and well-balanced acidity. Intense, pleasant finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An absolute classic of great elegance, Protos Reserva 2015 5º Año will make a great pairing with meat dishes, particularly game.
Protos Reserva 2014:
Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92. J.Suckling 91. T. Atkin 90.
Protos Reserva 2013:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.
Protos Reserva 2012:
Enterwine 92. Gilbert & Gaillaird 94. Peñín 93. Wine Spectator 91.
Protos Reserva 2011:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Parker 90. Gold Medal - Challenge International du Vin.
Protos Reserva 2010:
Tanzer 91. Wine Spectator Magazine 92 points.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta del País|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cooked foods, Duck, Grilled red meats, Paté, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Rosted piglet, Stew|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|