Famous Spanish winery Bodegas Protos is in the news, thanks to a new project. The company recently bought up six hectares in Cubillas de Santa Marta, in DO Cigales, to build a brand new winery. It will have an initial cost of 6 million euros and the capacity to produce 500,000 bottles.
The company chose this area because of its high altitude and chalky soils, and this winery represents the company’s first foray into this designation of origin, as it already operates in Ribera de Duero and Rueda.
According to the Director of Bodegas Protos, “The company’s commitment to DO Cigales represents an opportunity to continue to make very high quality rosé wines, thanks to the incredible potential of the soil and the construction of a modern winery that incorporates the latest technological advances, not just for making rosé wines, but also for making other types of wines in the future.”
Protos has made a name for itself not just in Spain but around the world. It currently exports its red, white and rosé wines to 91 countries on the 5 continents, and its philosophy is “Quality Above All.” Its vineyards are monitored exhaustively by experts and technicians to ensure that grapes are in an optimal state. Harvesting is also done 100% by hand, and the company invests heavily in R&D and innovation.