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Protos Crianza 2019


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

The Protos Crianza is the first wine in which many consumers think when we mention the words crianza and Ribera del Duero, a true classic that bases its success on the accuracy and constancy of a pioneer firm in the production of red wines in Peñafiel.

It is made only from the best selected grapes of the Tempranillo variety, from vineyards over 25 years old, facing south to make the most of the sun's rays. The soils are loose and poor, which forces the plants to look for sustenance in depth, thus transferring all the character of the free soils with a predominance of limestone to the glasses.

The fruit is harvested manually and its juice is macerated with the skins while it ferments for about three weeks. Part of its distinctive flavor is explained by its curious aging formula: one third of the wine ages in new French oak barrels, another third in French and American barrels of one year and the remaining third in barrels of both nationalities, although in this case, with two years of age.

From the excellent quality of the fruit and the wise combination of the woods you get a cherry-colored wine with purple edges, with an intense nose of red fruits, spices (vanilla and pepper) and coconut aromas derived from the wood and a minerality that It tells us about the vineyard itself. Its passage through the mouth is powerful, expressive and elegant, full of fruity memories (cherries), but also of roasted tones obtained from the staves. Its acidity measure helps to balance and intensify the character of the wine, leading to a long and slightly smoky finish, absolutely descriptive trace of the personality of the Protos Crianza.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Garnet rim / Violet glints
Ripe fruit / Plums / Blackberries / Ageing notes / Sweet spices / Toasty notes
Enveloping / Flavoursome / Balanced / Rich / Fine / Ripe / Toasty notes

Drinking and storing


Food pairing

Quail / Shoulder of pork / Vegetable casseroles

Ratings and awards

201895 DC
201793 PN91 SK
201592 PN
201291 PN
200891 PN
200791 PN
PN: PeñínSK: SucklingDC: Decanter

Customer reviews

39 reviews


Ageing period14 months
Type of woodFrench oak


Vine age25 years

The winery

Bodegas Protos

Bodegas Protos

Protos was founded in 1927 and was the first winery in the wine region known as Ribera del Duero, being its first name precisely that one: Ribera del Duero. In the early 1980s, coinciding with the creation of the Regulatory Council of the area, the winery changed its original name to Bodegas Protos (from the Greek protos, which means first). It ceded its first name to the Regulatory Council, authorising it to use that name to identify the Ribera del Duero denomination of origin....