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 dark plum, black cherries and toastiness. Silky and ripe palate with assertive tannins, mineral notes and great length.
“This is a juicy, rich red that shows balance and intensity. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish of dried fruit, mushroom and dark chocolate. Drink or hold.” – 93pts James Suckling, 2016
“Elegant and richly spiced, with flavors of raspberry, red plum, currant and dark olive. Intense accents of dried green herb show midpalate, delivering forest floor and underbrush details on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2020. “ – 92pts Wine Spectator, 2016
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.