This exquisite Spanish red wine was made from grapes which were harvested by hand at their optimal ripening point and meticulously selected, both on site and in the cellar.
First, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, Protos Gran Reserva was transferred into 80% French oak barrels and 20% American oak barrels, where it was aged for 24 months.
Finally, Protos Gran Reserva 2012 was aged for a further 36 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release onto the market.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
Drink through 2030.
The red wine Protos Gran Reserva has a clean, bright, intense claret colour with a brick red rim.
On the nose, this Gran Reserva crafted by Bodegas Protos is classy and wonderfully balanced. Delicate notes of cassis, blackberries and cranberries, with some flecks of toast, liquorice and cocoa over an earthy and mineral background.
Elegance, intensity and depth define this Tinta del País from Ribera del Duero. A note of menthol and pine needles nuances some lively flavours of black fruit and spices. The wine has a nicely textured and velvety body, with some ripe, suave tannins, and a well-balanced acidity. Long finish with remembrances of blackcurrants and cocoa.
|Our personal opinion||
The regal Protos Gran Reserva 2012 encapsulates Ribera del Duero's classicism. Pair it with substantial dishes and cured cheeses.
Protos Gran Reserva 2011:
Aged for 24 months in oak. Enterwine 93. Peñín 95. James Suckling 94. Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Protos Gran Reserva 2010:
Parker 93. Peñín 95. Enterwine 93.
Protos Gran Reserva 2009:
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta del País|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, To bring to an engagement|