Post Scriptum is the ‘second wine’ made by Bruno Prats (of Cos d’Estournel) with the Symington family, owners of Graham’s Port. The wine is made at Quinta de Roriz from a second picking after fruit for the first wine ‘Chryseia’ has been harvested (hence the name…the wine is literally a ‘P.S.’ to Chryseia!). The winemaking is surprisingly aimed at elegance and refinement… Jancis Robinson describes Chryseia as ‘the Douro’s Claret’. Grapes are hand sorted and de-stemmed before gentle crushing. Gravity takes the juice to the vats for more gentle maceration and the wine is aged for 14 months in 400 litre French oak barrels.
In 2013 the best grapes were harvested just on time before the heavy rains of September to produce this remarkable wine. Attractive aromas of ripe prune and black cherry. Full bodied and elegant with smooth tannins leaving a fresh and long tasting finish reminiscent of Cru Classe Bordeaux. We recommend decanting 30 minutes to an hour before serving. Drinking now – 2027.
Portuguese red wine from Douro Portugal, made with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca.
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.