Prats and Symington Chryseia 2018
Chryseia, the classical Greek translation of 'Douro', also means 'golden'. A fitting name for the top wine from Prats and Symington.
A powerful, concentrated blend of 55% Touriga Franca and 45% Touriga Nacional, aged for 15 months in French oak barriques. 2018 was a relatively cool vintage, by Douro standards, with a warmer Autumn allowing for long, slow ripening. The fruit reached full ripeness whilst preserving acidity and freshness, lending a refined edge to this robust and heady blend.
"In November 1998, the Symington family proposed that Bruno Prats should take part in a new project to produce a top quality, non-fortified Douro wine. This proposal took shape in 1999 with the creation of Prats & Symington Limitada as an equal partnership between the two families. Experimental production in this first year enabled the best plots and most suitable grape varieties for the project to be selected. The Chryseia 2000 was the first vintage to be released."