14 | 10 | 2011
The Flight of “El Grajo Viejo” begins:Possibly the best wine in the history of Protos
More than ten years of painstaking work were needed to bring about our Protos Selección.
Careful study and trialling of the grapes of 18 specially-selected vineyards with separate vinifications wascarried out before deciding on the final selection for EL GRAJO VIEJO.
70-year old vines and tiny yields have produced a wine of superbconcentration.
The growing of these plots was carefully monitored from the winery on a daily basis, with special attention paid to keeping yields low and meticulous sorting, firstly in the vines, followed by a second sorting on a table prior tode-stemming and a third one, berry by berry, to guarantee the wine’s Unique Quality.
Over many years, these very old vines have developed deep roots whichhave penetrated the upper layers of clay to reach down to the deepest strataof limestone rock, from which the wine gains its minerality and its inimitablecharacter and personality.
After fermentation in large 500-litre new French oak casks, then long macerations of 3 to 4 weeks, the wineis run off into new French oak barrels supplied by three different coopers, in which the malo-lacticfermentation takes place without delay and the ageing is carried out for 18 months.
Fruit, power, structure, concentration, complexity and great elegance are the characteristics that sum up this expressive, character Ribera wine.
A cherry red colour, with a lovely aromatic palette on the nose and great complexity, revealing almost perfumed scents of ripe fruit, spices, balsamic notes and hints of tobacco and minerals.
Rich on the palate, full and powerful but with fine, elegant tannins. Very expressive and vivacious thanks to the lively acidity provided by vines grown in very poor soils with 800 m. altitude.
Long, lingering and a pleasant finish with mineral touches coming to the fore.
The wine has great ageing potential thanks to its structure and the excellent balance between elegant tannins and good acidity.
The result: 9,327 unique bottles of the 2009 vintage, One of Ribera Del Duero’s most elegantwines, and the pinnacle of Protos’s top-notch range
11 | 10 | 2016
PROTOS CRIANZA 2012, GOLD MEDAL IN DECANTER ASIA WINE AWARDS 2016
This accolade, awarded by Decanter Magazine, confirms the recognition of our wines in the asian market.
15 | 09 | 2016
PROTOS SELECCIÓN FINCA EL GRAJO VIEJO GOLD MEDAL IN MUNDUS VINI SUMMER TASTING 2016
Mundus Vini, the most prestigious wine contest in Germany, has awarded in the Summer Tasting Edition a Gold Medal to our Single Estate Wine, Protos Selección Finca El Grajo Viejo 2014 The Summer tasting was a veritable tasting marathon with 4300 wines from all over the world. The 150 jury members are international wine experts coming from 38 countries. The MUNDUS VINI awards are hold ...• Read full news
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BODEGAS PROTOS AWARDED WITH 4 GOLD MEDALS IN THE CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS
The prestigious China Wine & Spirits Awards, one of the more renowned wine contest in Asia, has awarded Gold Medals to our wines Protos Verdejo 2015, Protos Verdejo fermentado en barrica 2014, Protos Roble 2014 and Protos Reserva 2011. CWSA are the most prestigious wine and spirits contest in China, the jury is composed by 100 of the major purchasing ...• Read full news
15 | 07 | 2009
Protos Selección rated 90 points by Robert Parker
Source: Wine Advocate # 183 Jun 2009 Reviewer: Jay Miller Rating: 90 Maturity: Drink: 2011 - 2021 Current (Release) Cost: $75 (75) The purple-colored 2006 Seleccion has an aromatic array of toasty new oak, mineral, lavender, incense, and black cherry. On the palate it has a plush texture, the best balance of these three wines, and plenty of ripe fruit. It has several years of aging ...• Read full news