Protos Crianza 2008 and Protos Reserva 2005 , gold medal winners in the 2011 Brussels International

Published: Tue May 31 2011

A jury made up of renowned international wine tasters, journalists and food critics awards gold medals to Protos' 2008 Crianza and 2005 Reserva after sampling over 7,000 entries

Protos Crianza 2008 and Protos Reserva 2005, both from Bodegas Protos, recently won gold medals in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011. This is one of the most important competitions in the world of viticulture, as it provides a showcase for the latest trends and developments in the industry, and gold represents a significant achievement.

From 6th to the 8th of May, the world's top wine tasters, buyers, importers, journalists and food critics came together in Luxembourg to evaluate over 7,000 wines entered in the competition.

Among those receiving the highest scores were two PROTOS wines, the 2008 Crianza and the 2005 Reserva, both of which won gold medals, and both of which are unprecedented Ribera del Duero wines.


Bodegas PROTOS, named for the Greek word for first were founded in 1927 and have remained true to their claim "SER PRIMERO" which embodies the company's dedication to continuous improvement in every area of operations, always making quality the number one priority. This has helped the winery gain the utmost respect in the international market, as the brand is sold in more than 87 countries on five continents. Thanks to its new facilities, designed by the prestigious British architect and Priztker Prize winner Sir Richard Rogers, the company is once again on the cutting edge of viticulture and winetourism in the Ribera del Duero region.

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