£ 12.44/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Protos Crianza 2016
Bottle size and vintage
The Protos Crianza is the first wine in which many consumers think when we mention the words crianza and Ribera del Duero, a true classic that bases its success on the accuracy and constancy of a pioneer firm in the production of red wines in Peñafiel.
It is made only from the best selected grapes of the Tempranillo variety, from vineyards over 25 years old, facing south to make the most of the sun's rays. The soils are loose and poor, which forces the plants to look for sustenance in depth, thus transferring all the character of the free soils with a predominance of limestone to the glasses.
The fruit is harvested manually and its juice is macerated with the skins while it ferments for about three weeks. Part of its distinctive flavor is explained by its curious aging formula: one third of the wine ages in new French oak barrels, another third in French and American barrels of one year and the remaining third in barrels of both nationalities, although in this case, with two years of age.
From the excellent quality of the fruit and the wise combination of the woods you get a cherry-colored wine with purple edges, with an intense nose of red fruits, spices (vanilla and pepper) and coconut aromas derived from the wood and a minerality that It tells us about the vineyard itself. Its passage through the mouth is powerful, expressive and elegant, full of fruity memories (cherries), but also of roasted tones obtained from the staves. Its acidity measure helps to balance and intensify the character of the wine, leading to a long and slightly smoky finish, absolutely descriptive trace of the personality of the Protos Crianza.
Quail / Vegetable casseroles / Shoulder of pork
- Vine age:25 years
- Ageing period:14 months
- Type of wood:French oak
- ViewPicota cherry red / Garnet rim / Violet glints
- Bouquet:Toasty notes / Ageing notes / Ripe fruit / Sweet spices / Blackberries / Plums
- Mouth:Balanced / Toasty notes / Enveloping / Flavoursome / Rich / Fine / Ripe
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
- Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022
Protos is an excellent wine producer with the commitment to quality evident in all their reds. The crianza was tasted alongside the Reserva. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the same delicious taste of dark and red fruit is present, with the oak being well balanced. The crianza lacks the same intensity of flavour that the excellent Reserva has, but if you decant it and let it breath for at least an hour, you have an excellent Ribero at a bargain price all the same. This is far better than a swigging wine. It needs food, and would be great with pork, lamb, or strong cheese. It was certainly a match for my pheasant madras! It is recommended.by: Marky (08/04/2019) - Vintage 2015
A really excellent effort
This is very good value with rich red fruit, a medium bodied wine with distinct rich cherry/blackcurrant flavour and a nice long finish.by: Mark Hall (13/03/2019) - Vintage 2015
Solid Ribera wine
Despite being a young wine, it has good body and simple aromatics, highly recomended with meats and great with strong cheeses. Unfortunately, like all better known Ribera´s, price creep has set in.by: Pdflack (18/02/2019) - Vintage 2015
All round great wine.
Wonderful wine always get excited when protos is on the table,big roasted vegetables in winter this win is the bestby: Torsten K. (10/05/2019) - Vintage 2015
Eine sehr fruchtige und würzige Crianza mit gut eingebundenen Holznoten, aber trotzdem noch schön frisch, genau nach meinem Geschmack. Ein toller moderner Roter aus der Ribera del Duero, sehr zu empfehlen!