Country: Spain Region: Ribero del Duero
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Protos Estate
Bodegas Protos, which comes from the Greek word for "First", is proud to be the first winery in the Ribera del Duero, founded in 1927. Year after year its wines boast the highest quality, personality and prestige.
The company's rapid growth brought about the problem of lack of space for the first time and the Winery began its expansion throughout the region. The construction of a wine-aging cellar began in the heart of the mountain holding up the Castle of Peñafiel. The quality and prestige the Winery acquired in the eighties led a highly recognized vine-growing area to take on its own name, Ribera del Duero, to identify the D.O. Control Board that watches over the quality of area wines. In 1995, the wine-aging cellar was enlarged and the Winery succeeded in the international winemaking panorama. The project continues growing: In the town of Anguix (Burgos), Protos has acquired a winery that has the latest cutting-edge technology. It can produce up to three million kilos of grapes, of which 1.5 million kilos go through the sorting table
Ageing Potential: 25 years
Food Matches: Pasta/ BBQ / Redmeats / cheese