Research & Development: Protos innovates.
Getting deeply committed to research is one of the Bodegas Protos’ defining features. Furthermore, the combination of research, development and innovation (R+D+I) has helped build the leading position we have today in this field,not only in the Ribera del Duero area but also all across Spanish wine and vine-growing sector.
In keeping with the company motto of Ser primero ("Being First"), we have been continuously dedicated since 1927, the winery’s founding year, to improving and discovering new technologies for wine making.
Nowadays our technical team, made up by a dozen of oenologists, engineers and chemists, combine expertise and youth. This, together with a total of 3.4 million Euros being invested since 2007 to present, is the firm basis for a continued progress towards finding new ways to fulfil always a single aim: an ongoing improvement to make the best wine.
08 | 05 | 2012
PROTOS HAS THE BEST VERDEJO GRAPES CLONES SELECTIONS IN ITS VINEYARDS
Bodegas Protos remains loyal to its claim SER PRIMERO (Being First). Lookin for excellence in the production of their Verdejo wine, their vineyards have the better clonal selections of the native grape, Verdejo.
The ultimate goal pursued by PROTOS is to obtain a wine of higher quality and differentiated to meet the growing demand.
Pursue this differentiation based on the specific contributors to our climate and soil, together with our clonal selections, each clone from a single parent strain, source of all other plants of each clone, with extensive health tests and varietal identification .
We have 12 clonal selections, each of which will bring our wines in several respects differences in the characteristics of the variety, such as greater or less accumulation of sugars, phenolic compounds, aromatic variety, force, moments of budding , cycle time, more or less loose cluster.
Our alluvial stony soils reflect the summer heat for proper ripening of the grapes along with an altitude of 800 meters above sea level that determine a climate that encourages quality due to the oscillation between day and night, PROTOS contributing to a greater variability in order to obtain original and different wines.
Protos has planted in a plot adjacent to the winery a representation of all clones of Verdejo used for future R & D + i.
07 | 02 | 2012
PROTOS STARTS WORKING WITH JOAQUIN COSTA CARIÑENA INSTITUTE IN AN ON LINE WINE REVITALIZATION PROJECT
The purpose of this study is to promote viticulture in all types of users who have Internet access. This is an important advance that will allow the vast majority of people have free access to the world of wine, one of the most important economic pillars of our country. This institution, since 1996, offers vocational training in the field of viticulture promotes currently an online project that ...• Read full news
23 | 01 | 2012
The main distinguishing feature of this study is that for the first time, it‘s included up to 46 different types of barrels per year, from the usual French and American oak to the more diverse from Romania and Hungary. It is well known that a great aromatic potential of grapes and taste are a necessary but not sufficient to achieve a great wine. This is also the result of a complex chain ...• Read full news
08 | 10 | 2010R&D / Previous
Protos will vintage these days more than 5 million kg of grapes using a process system of selection and control