Protos Selección Especial 02

Protos Selección Especial 02
Protos Bodega Rivera Del Duero De Peñafiel, S.L.

Type: Tinto
Country: Spain
Region: Ribera del Duero
City: 47300 Peñafiel (Valladolid)
Address: Bodegas Protos, 24-28
(+34) 983878011
Year established: 1927
Production (bottles): 2.500.000
Vineyard area: 400
Brands: Protos Joven Roble, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva, Especial y Rosado y Rivera del Duero Joven
Price: 24 €

Deep, complex aromas with rich nuances of smoke and spice over a base of ripe dark fruits like blackberries and plum preserves. It is wide in the mouth, with a long finish, and the fruit and wood are very well resolved, with the former prevailing but leaving room to notice the latter. Sweet, caramelized, with hints of turron: almond and honey combined with the basic elements of acidity, bitterness and a certain tannic quality. It has body and meatiness to it, yet the result is fluid.

Made exclusively from local tinta grapes. Aged in French and American barrels for a period of 18 months. Bottled at the beginning of summer 2003.