Wine "Chryseia", Douro DOC, 2007
Wine rich ruby color.
On the palate the wine there is a great balance between tannins provide structure, acidity, depth and versatility of flavors. Very long aftertaste revealed creamy notes, nuances of vanilla and dark chocolate.
The rich complex flavor of wine tones of black currant, raspberry, ripe cherry and plum notes underlined wild grasses and animals shades.
Wine is recommended to apply a variety of dishes of meat and game, seasoned with spices, aged cheeses. Particularly good wine combined with hot and prezunto (Portuguese version of jamon).
"Chryseia" - a relatively new product in the company "Prats and Symington." For the first time the wine was produced in 1999. Name "Chryseia" in Greek means "gold". This wine symbolizes the union of Portuguese tradition and Bordeaux to create a new modern style of wine.
The grapes for "Chryseia", 2007 was going to Quinta da Vila Velha, Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta do Vesuvio. Collection began on September 15 Vila Velha and ended on 25 September at the Quinta do Vesuvio, the grapes are harvested by hand. Aged in new French oak barrels in specially constructed underground cellars gives the wine a discreet but clear wood shades. To prevent excessive woody scents that can upset the balance and elegance of the wine extract "Chryseia" is allowed only for a short period of time - from 8 to 12 months depending on the year. Wine "Chryseia, 2007" was aged 12 months.
Wine magazine "Wine Advocate" wrote about this wine: "This is a beautifully constructed wine with subtle fruit ... with fine integration of all its components ... Also liked the crisp, juicy aftertaste and complexity of the wine." The wine has excellent potential exposure - to 2020, and as they grow older, it will only get better, fully revealing its character.