Bodegas Protos was the first cellar located in Ribera del Duero in 1927. In 1987 it acquired a new cellar in the province of Burgos, surrounded by old vineyards and with the most advanced techniques in winemaking. cellar was built in 2006, in La Seca, under the D.O Rueda, to make its white wines, among which is the Protos Verdejo. Finally in 2008 Bodegas Protos was built in Peñafiel in the Ribera del Duero.
The cellar has 1,400 hectares of vineyard located at an altitude of between 750 and 900 meters. The soils are characterized for being loose, not very fertile and poor in organic matter where limestone usually predominates but also a loamy sandy structure.
The climate of the area is characterized by having hot and dry summers, and cold winters with night frosts exceeding 18º below zero. There are also great temperature variations between day and night, favoring the correct ripening of the grapes.
The harvest is carried out manually, and in boxes of 20 kilograms to take them to the cellar and once there they go through a selection table to guarantee the use of the best fruits. The continuous growth in R + D + i extends both to the study of grapes and the manufacture of barrels for the aging of wines.
Currently Bodegas Protos cellar is the most visited in the Ribera del Duero with 38,000 visits a year.
Protos Reserva 2014, made with Tempranillo and after 18 months in barrels and 24 more in bottle, is a powerful wine, toasted, with great structure and a very long finish. Essential. Protos comes from the Greek and means First, since the winery was inaugurated in 1927, being the pioneer in the Ribera del Duero. Currently they control 1400 hectares, a giant.
Protos Crianza 2016, made with Tinta fina grapes 100%, is an elegant and very aromatic wine, one of the wines most desired by the great lovers of Ribera del Duero wines. Protos can boast of having several wineries in different denominations. They are different in form but very similar in terms of substance: the search for quality above all else.
Protos Verdejo 2019 is a white wine with good body and structure. Bodegas Protos can boast of having several wineries in different appellations. They are different in form but very similar in terms of substance: the search for quality above else. And with this wine they have achieved it.