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Protos Bodega


Protos (greek for 'first') is privileged to have originated in the bowels of one of the Comarca’s most important fortresses, Peñafiel Castle, which dates back to the XI. The castle is currently home to the Wine Provincial Museum with 2000 m2 occupied by exhibit rooms.

The Ribera del Duero has a very long history of vine growing and wine making. The vineyards are a prominent feature of the landscape. The customs and the very nature of the local people reflect this long tradition.

The oldest known reference to winemaking in the region is a 2000 year old Roman mosaic which was discovered in the village of Banos de Valdearados in 1972. It is the biggest Bacchian allegorical Roman mosaic (at 66 suqare metres) in the entire Iberian Peninsula, and the best preserved. The central character is the god Bachhus, seen taking hold of Adriadne with his right hand embracing Ampelos with his left arm.

Bodegas Protos exports its wines to more than 30 countries worldwide being present in countries as far away as Brasil and Japan.

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Protos Gran Reserva 2001

Round and velvety in the mouth, it has the mildness characteristic of its category. Its after taste is elegant, leaving you a memory that won't be easy to forget. [read on...]


Vintage: 2001 Color: red Code: 73354

Protos Finca "El Grajo Viejo 2012

Produced from grapes grown on 18 specially selected vineyards from 70 year old vines, producing very low yields, careful hand selected picking of the bunches, a second bunch sorting on a sorting table, careful de-stemming of the grapes from the stalks, and finally sorting and selecting the berries. [read on...]


A B V: 14.5% Vintage: 2012 Color: red Country: Spain Code: 81278

Protos Gran Reserva 2009

Someone referred to this wine as a 'little gem'. Gem certainly but little not. Grapes produced from 60 year old vines, 24 months in cask and at least a further 36 month in bottle before being released has produced a deep black cherry colour, a bouquet of black fruits (cherry, mulberry, cassis) with appealing toasted tones, and comple elegant bouquet. The ageing in cask and bottle has given the mouthfeel a velvety sensation with a long aftertaste. [read on...]


A B V: 14.5% Vintage: 2009 Color: red Country: Spain Code: 81260

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