A fresh, fruit-forward Verdejo that serves to round off their range of top-notch reds from the Ribera del Duero.
What does this wine taste like?
|Straw yellow / Greenish glints / Clean / Bright|
|Higly aromatic / Fine / Balsamic notes / Tropical fruits / Newly-mown grass / Fennel|
|Dry / Good acidity / Fresh / Rounded / With body / Structured / Slightly bitter / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Rice with fish / Pasta dishes / Vegetable quiche / Scallops / Salads with soft cheese / Soft cheeses
Ratings and awards
|2020||90 PN||91 DC|
Can't go wrong with this wine
I discovered this wine while on a visit to Palma, Majorca. Prior to this I had been a confirmed Sauvignon Blanc drinker (and must confess still enjoy a glass or two of it) but Protos Verdejo was something else. It has a light fruity flavour, but not so much as to overpower food, and is great either will meals or just for drinking on its own. It maintains this flavour even though it is dry (my preference in a wine) and I would strongly recommend it. The price is great value too and I think you would struggle to find a wine of this quality at the price.
Fresh and lively
I have a great soft spot for Protos wine which improve as you go up the range with a Gran Reserva tinto awaiting a special occasion. This verdejo is fresh, fruity and great to drink now. It is perfect as an all occasions wine.
Consistently very good
A lovely dry wine that is easy to drink on it's own or with food. It is very consistent between vintages and a wine that I always return to. Almost all the people that I know that have tried it like it. Good value for money.
Excellent value for money
This is one of my favourite dry whites. It is very easy to drink either alone or with light tapas or olives. It is excellent value for money and very consistent between vintages. I will definitely be buying more.
This wine amazes all my guests by its unique qualities.
The semi-dry taste and abundance of fruit leaves a most pleasant experience to remember. The verdejo 2016 is as good if not better than earlier years. Great value indeed !
|Vine age||Between 15 and 25 years|
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....