£12.30/ 0.75 L btl
The Protos Roble is, in spite of its short ageing, a wine as elegant as its brothers in the cellar, a young red wine, smooth and full of fruity nuances.
What does this wine taste like?
Its colour is cherry red with a purple rim, and its nose is frank and intense, with aromas of red and black fruit accompanied by spicy notes and light toasted hints from its ageing. In the mouth, it is well-structured, fruity and fresh, with a sweet, balanced palate and very pleasant soft tannins.
|Picota cherry / Violet glints|
|Red fruit / Vanilla|
|Smooth / Straightforward / Fruit-forward / Long / Elegant|
Drinking and storing
It is very versatile at the table and can be paired with a wide variety of meats (poultry, veal, lamb, pork, etc.) but also with rice dishes, pasta, mushrooms, cold meats and semi-cured cheeses.
Ratings and awards
A decent young crianza for the price, as the entry level to Protos it still retains a good structure all be it better served on the cold side. Certainly a bright wine, definey food friendly. Still beats the vast majority of UK Supermarket wines on the shelf today !!
Delicious, a superb wine for the money.
Treat this well with time to breath and you get a real dose of red fruit flavour and a nice persistent finish. Okay it won't stand up to game but is more than good for hard cheese, steak or roast pork. It would be a pretty good choice for Xmas turkey too.
One of my favourites.
This wine has a cherry red colour with purple hue. It has a good structure, fruity, fresh and balanced with soft tannins. Subtle, spicy and pleasant toasted notes. Enjoyable with or without food. Enjoyable with good company. One of my favourites.
Very pleasant wine.
Cherry red with purple, clean and bright trim. Aroma very expressive, powerful, complex, fresh fruit, sweet spices, hints of red berries. intense, fruity, toasty flavor, with round tannins and a good finish.
Protos is a consistently good and very popular wine. Protos Roble is a very good value for money and is of a sufficient quality for drinking at home as well as bringing to a friend's house.
It is made from 100% Tinta del País grapes from different plots of land with an average age of 25 years, which allows us to achieve an expression of all the terroirs of the firm in a single wine.
The grapes are harvested by hand in 20 kg crates and pass through a selection table. Once vatted, the must macerates with the skins for 15 days at 24º C. Once the fermentation is finished, the wine is aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels plus a further 6 months in the bottle.
|Ageing period||6 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
|Climate||Continental with Mediterranean influence|
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....