Aire de Protos Rosé label
Aire de Protos Rosé bottle

Aire de Protos Rosé 2021

Rose Wine

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Item# 97188-21

Product Ratings

Penin Guide 91pt

Food pairing

Perfect to pair with light meals like salad and gazpacho, Asiatic dishes (sushi, dim sum, Vietnamese rolls), Arabic meals (couscous, mezze hummus). Also great with tuna, anchovies, prawns, risotto and pasta.

History

Protos, which comes from the Greek word for "FIRST", has the pride and the privilege of having found maturity and ease in the best and the foremost of the wineries in the area and of having been a recognized trademark all this time.
In 1927, boldness and the love a group of local vine growers felt for the land achieved the union of their best efforts, creating the Winery, the Foremost in the Ribera. A project for the future that has not only reached our days intact, it has grown and multiplies year by year and has taken its name proudly to the highest international levels.
The 30s represented its definite settlement at the international level. The 1929 World Exposition in Barcelona gave a particularly strong impulse to this tendency, awarding Gold Medals to its red wines.

Vinification

All of the grapes were hand harvested early in the morning to preserve the freshness. The extraction is done by crushing and “bleeding” the grapes and the juice for 4 hours without maceration, it is then fermented in cement vats at 59 degrees using indigenous yeasts from our vineyards. Afterwards, it is aged on its lees for a few weeks, giving it good volume on the mouth.

Vintage

The crop yield was less than usual; however, the quality of the grapes is very high as a result of the surface/volume ratio of the berry, and due to the climatic conditions during ripening that allowed for a perfect evolution. Thus, it is a vintage marked by the production of wines that will be very well balanced with a deep color. The harvest for the rosés was done two weeks before normal harvest to be able to get the desirable color.