Winery

Protos B. Ribera Duero de Penafiel

Contact:
Ximena Lasa
Title:
International Marketing and Sales Manager
Address:
C/ Bodegas Protos 24-28
City:
Peñafiel
Country:
Spain
Zip:
47300
Year of Foundation:
1927
Vineyard Size:
1400 Hectares
Annual Volume:
6000000 Bottles
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Phone:
34 983 877 977
Fax:
34 983 878 012
Website:
Vistors Center / Tasting Room Old Vines Open to Visits
Our Winery

Bodegas protos was founded in 1927 by 11 pioneering viticulturists that saw the importance of this region 55 years before the apellation was founded. Becoming the first winery with the Ribera del Duero apellation. Moved by the importance of terroir (Peñafiel) and of having a brand name, Protos. Protos translates to "the first" in Greek and our motto is "Origin above all".

Our success is based on our continuous search for the best quality in our wines, combining both the know-how of almost a century of making wine and the continuous betterment of our wineries with the latest technology, always being respectful with the land, investing heavily on sustainability.

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Winemaker
Name:
Technical Director: Marilena Bonilla
Bio:

With a degree in Biology from the University of Salamanca, and another in Oenology from the University of Valladolid; Marilena has been Bodegas Protos since 2014.

Her trajectory in Protos started in 2005, where she worked side by side with Protos’ last technical director, Carlos Guzman. In 2009 she developed the department of oenoturism, making Protos, the most visited winery in Ribera del Duero.

Presently Marilena coordinates and leads a team of 9 oenologists distributed across the group’s 5 wineries (4 in Ribera del Duero and 1 in Rueda), and oversees the team in charge of the vineyards.

Since her arrival, Marilena has led several R&D projects, following the group philosophy of “constant improvement with the sole aim of elaborating the best wine”. Some of the studies have been on Tinta del País grape, streamlining its elaboration process and planting techniques;  Studies on barrel characterization that have helped its impact and contribution in the wine’s taste; and the last, was a profound study on the vineyards` autochthonous yeasts that has helped increase our knowledge on how they help the wine express its own characteristics of grape variety and the terroir they come from.

“Wine is a drink meant to be enjoyed, to be shared. If you take time and savor it, the wine will speak to you. It will tell you its history, where it comes from, the weather that shaped it, its grape variety, the land that saw it grow and become what you are now enjoying. It can be an experience that you will never forget.”

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Our Wines
Importers

Iker Fernandez - US Area Manager

Address:
1875 PALMER AVE., SUITE # 202
City:
LARCHMONT
State:
NY
Zip:
10538
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