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A Growing Brand

The quality and prestige the Winery acquired in the eighties led a highly recognized vine-growing area to take on its own name, Ribera del Duero, to identify the D.O. Control Board that watches over the quality of area wines. In 1995, the wine-aging cellar was enlarged and the Winery succeeded in the international winemaking panorama.

The project continues growing: In the town of Anguix (Burgos), Protos has acquired a winery that has the latest cutting-edge technology. It can produce up to three million kilos of grapes, of which 1.5 million kilos go through the sorting table.

Brand's Heritage

Bodegas Protos was founded in March 1927 by 11 wine growers from Peñafiel under the name Bodega Ribera Duero. Their aim and motto was to produce premium quality wines from the outstanding Tinto Fino Grapes cultivated in this land. 55 years later Protos authorize our Ribera Duero trademark to be used to name Ribera del Duero Appellation of Origin. We are proud to celebrate 90 years being loyal to our founder’s philosophy, looking for excellence in every wine we produce and maintaining a constant innovation to honor our motto “Ser Primeros”.


To commemorate our 90 anniversary and our first vintage awarded in 1929 Barcelona International Wine Exhibition we have recovered our first label to dress a very special wine Protos´27, 10 years of research in viticulture technics projects, oak barrel characterization and indigenous yeast project are finally come out in this unique fine wine. Indigenous yeast Project has been one of the most ambitious ones in the history of Bodegas Protos, using our own yeasts allows us to express in this wine the real characteristics of Tinto Fino and our different vineyards.

Protos Ribera Duero
Roble 2016, Ribera del Duero

This wine is aged 6 months in American and French oak barrels and 6 months in bottle. Bright cherry colour with purple rim, bright and clean. Very expressive nose, powerful, complex, fresh fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, red berry notes. Flavourful, fruity, toasty on the palate with round tannins and good finish.

Crianza 2014, Ribera Del Duero

Cherry color with garnet rim, bright and intense. On the nose, red fruit expression,powerful, elegant, dry stone, cocoa bean, creamy oak, hints of spices. On the palate, powerful, flavorful, fruity, good acidity, smoky aftertaste, tasty, long finish. Pair with grilled red meat, cured meat, game birds, small game, light stews, mild cheese.

Wine Enthusiast - 93 Points
Reserva 2012, Ribera Del Duero

An attractive and spicy nose of raspberry and vanilla oak. The palate is juicy and dark with fruit, sweet oak and a savoury finish. A well structured wine. Pairs well with roasted lamb, roasted pork, roasted beef, heavy stews, big game and matured and raw milk cheese.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 90 Points
Gran Reserva 2011, Ribera Del Duero

Deep cherry color, bright and intense. Expressive and powerful nose, complex, elegant, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, candied fruit. On the palate, fleshy, powerful, spirituous, creamy, and spicy with a lingering finish.

James Suckling - 94 Points


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