Produced by Bodega Protos, the grapes were harvested at an optimal ripening point, selected in the vineyard and brought to the cellar, where they underwent another selection process.
Then they were macerated and fermented at a temperature between 28ºC and 30ºC for 24 days with daily pump-overs and punch-downs.
After that, Protos Reserva 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, this red wine from Ribera del Duero spent a further 18 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Drink Protos Reserva 2013 from now to 2025.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
The Spanish red wine Protos Reserva has a clean, bright, claret colour with a violet rim.
Complex and intrincate, this varietal Tinta del País suggests notes 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 reserve red wine by Bodegas Protos is information-rich, exhibiting subtle notions of red and black fruit fused with the 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 2013 makes a superb pairing with meat dishes, particularly game.
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?||One hour 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||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta del País|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|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|
I simply love big bold red such as this one. Excellent buy!!
At 6 years of age, this Protos vino is slowly reaching the top. Right now, I give it 92-93. I think at its best it will be a 95 point wine.