The guiding philosophy of Protos is Quality above all. For this reason, the whole process leading to the production of their wine undergoes an in-depth analysis. The vineyards are controlled exhaustively by both technicians and experts throughout the growth cycle, yielding a production of the highest quality. This also gives them in-depth information about all the grapes to be used before they reach the winery.
100% Tempranillo from vines in excess of 40 years in age. Harvesting is 100% manual and the production was gathered in 20-kilo boxes; the grapes are then spread over sorting tables. This allows them to guarantee that only completely healthy, whole grapes reach the fermentation tanks. There is skin contact during the maceration and fermentation process, lasting 24 days, giving the wine greater depth and colour.
The wine then spends 18 months in French (two-thirds) and American (one third) oak barrels and 18 months in bottle.
The Protos Reserva has an intense bright dark cherry colour with garnet rim. It is powerful on the nose with black fruit, toasty, spicy, and creamy oak aromas making it both complex and elegant. It has powerful, toasty flavours with a good level of acidity and rounded tannins while still being fruity and spicy. This wine has a good structure and a lingering finish.
This wine is best suited for matching to stronger flavours such as game and dark meats. Roasted lamb, roasted pork, roasted beef, heavy stews, big game and matured and raw milk cheese all work well.