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Protos Crianza 2015

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€13.95

Protos Crianza 2015

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 14 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€13.95
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Details

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

The 2015 vintage of this Crianza red wine, incidentally, is considered the best of the last years.

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

After that, this Spanish red wine produced by the Protos winery was aged for 14 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 2015 was aged for a further year before its commercial release.

Drin this Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero now until 2025.

Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Protos Crianza has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Expressive and nuanced, this Crianza from Ribera del Duero begins with some aromas of raisins, blackberries and toast, alongside some spicy aromas of Jamaica pepper, toffee and balsam. In this Tinta del País (Tempranillo) there are also some dim floral notes reminiscent of violets and an understated mineral background.

Palate

Powerful and silky, this Crianza red wine by Bodegas Protos has a good balance between fruit, oak and tannins, still a bit rugged. The wine shows plenty of room for growth, and has a very good acidity. Medium finish with remembrances of cocoa, black fruit and spices.

Our personal opinion

A classic wine from Ribera del Duero that invariably delivers, Protos Crianza 2015 pairs excellently with meat dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

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 2015
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tinta del País
Percentage of variety No
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. Dennis review by Potter on 12/13/2018
    Value

    The effect of oak is less conspicuous now. I prefer this to any of the former vintages I've had.

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