Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tinto Tempranillo 2017 - La Mancha, Spain
This is great……and here’s why!91/100 James Suckling
Best Buy - Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini (2012 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini (2010 vintage)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "This is a delicious, fruit-forward effort to drink over the next several years.....100% Tempranillo and completely unadorned by oak, or any other makeup, is a large, 15,000-case cuvée that represents terrific value. Lush, ripe black and red currant notes, along with a hint of cherry and dusty, earthy undertones are present in this medium-bodied, lush and attractive, well-balanced wine."
James Suckling “...Amazing value....This pure tempranillo shows plenty of crushed-berry and chocolate character. Medium body. Light tannins, yet firm and tight. Shows depth."
Fifth generation winemakers, the Eguren family, produce Protocolo Tinto, one of the world's best value wines, from vineyards in Manchuela, Rioja, and Toro. Dominio de Eguren manages and controls multiple vineyards in Manchuela Spain and is distinguished from the rest of the wineries by its rigorous selection of vineyards situated in the best wine growing regions of Spain. The age of their vines are between 30-70 years old. Their vineyards are grown sustainably, and dry farmed.
Castilla is the region-wide Vino de la Tierra title for Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain.The backbone of some of the best Spanish wines. Castilla-La Mancha is home to nine Denominación de Origen appellations, including Europe's largest officially delimited wine zone, La Mancha. The greatest wines of the region are bold and lush red wines with a characteristic note of grilled toast. The exceptional whites of the area tend to be oak-aged with nutty and creamy notes of apricots and peaches.
Tempranillo is a red grape variety grown throughout Spain and Portugal and to a lesser degree in other parts of the world. Tempranillo produces red wines with red fruit and leather aromas, high tannins, moderate to low acidity, and moderate alcohol. In 2020, Tempranillo was the third most-planted grape variety in the world, with the majority of plantings in the Iberian Peninsula.