You would expect something quite serious from a joint venture between Bruno Prats of Chateau Cos d’Estournel and the Symington family. Chryseia is produced from the finest quality grapes from their two Upper Douro Valley vineyards, Quinta de Roriz and Quinta da Perdiz. Another property, Quinta da Vila Velha, which is privately owned by a member of the Symington family, also contributed some of its best grapes, as it has for every vintage of Chryseia. The 2011 was voted third best wine of the world by Wine Spectator in 2014.
The nose yields fresh berries, toastiness and notes of cardamom and mint. Silky and ripe palate with mineral notes and great length.
“… the vintage combine to create a wine that is long on charm and freshness, but not flesh and richness. Beautifully focused and rather intense on the finish… It may yet develop a little more and add some flesh and complexity. It is not the biggest, deepest or most powerful Chryseia, but it is one of the most charming.”- 91pts Mark Squires at RobertParker.com, January 2015
Portuguese red wine from Douro Portugal, made with Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.
Prats & Symington is a joint venture between the Symington’s and Bruno Prats, owner and winemaker of famous Bordeaux estate Château Cos d’Estournel for more than 30 years. The Symington family wished to ally its extensive knowledge of the Douro valley to the experience of Bruno Prat. Together, since 1999, they have produced wine in the Bordeaux spirit from grapes sourced from some the best parcels in Douro. View our selection.
Prats & Symington owns two prime Douro estates, Quinta de Roriz and Quinta da Perdiz. Both Quintas lie in the parish of São João de Pesqueira, near the village of Ervedosa. Roriz sits in a natural amphitheatre on the banks of the Douro, and Perdiz lies on a steep gradient on the other side of the same mountain
Chryseia (top estate wine), Post Scriptum (second wine), Prazo de Roriz and Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port.