Wine "Chryseia", Douro DOC, 2011
Dark ruby color.
The wine has a luxurious flavor with rich structure, excellent freshness and minerality, with velvety, elegant tannins and a lingering creamy aftertaste.
Rich fruity flavor of the wine reveals notes of black cherry and dark plum, chocolate and oak nuances.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, game and cheeses.
"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 wine making "Kriseya" going in Quinta de Roriz, Quinta da Perdiz and Quinta da Vila Velha. The year 2011 was dry enough rainfall accumulated over the last three months of 2010, played a decisive role for the prospects for 2011. The crop was harvested by hand from 16 to 30 September. 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 vintage. Vintage 2011 held for 15 months. The wine has a beautiful storage capacity - up to 2024, and as they grow older, it will only get better, fully revealing its character.
The joint venture Prats & Symington, also known as "P + S", was created in 1999 to implement a new project - the production of high quality wines that reflect the character of the Douro Valley terroir. Management of the company is owned equal partners: Bruno Prats from Bordeaux (former owner of Cos d'Estournel) and Symington family (the largest landowners in the region for more than 20 Quintas). Today, the company produces three red dry vina- "Chryseia", "Post Scriptum" and "Prazo de Roriz".