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Protos Crianza 2016

Protos Crianza

2016

The Protos Crianza is the first wine in which many consumers think when we mention the words crianza...

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£14.21

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Protos Crianza 2016

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

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.

Food pairing

Quail / Vegetable casseroles / Shoulder of pork

Vineyard

  • Vine age:25 years

Production

  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • 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

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022

Customer reviews

4.4/5
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by: Jon Whitfield (10 Sep) - Vintage 2016

Solid wine

Yep. We like this one. First tried it over Xmas in Denia, and have since bought a few from Vinissimus to have at home. Well priced.

by: ctcpayne@yahoo.com (12 Jun) - Vintage 2016

Protos Crianza 2016

Super value for a great Ribera really smooth chocolate ,oak and blackcurrant mild spice.

by: Marky (3 Feb) - Vintage 2016

Great value

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: Daniel Meier (4 Sep) - Vintage 2016

Crianza mit tollem Preis/Leistungsverhältnis

Wunderbar ausgeglichener Wein. Viel Schmelz und gut eingebundene Säure. Ein toller Crianza

by: Jose A. Carrillo (21 Jul) - Vintage 2016

Valor Seguro

Valor seguro para un Ribera en este rango de precios.

Bodegas Protos

Bodegas Protos

Protos, foremost in the Ribera del Duero, and also with a winery in the Rueda DO. The company possesses a long track record of quality wine production and is well-established internationally as a top producer.