Prats & Symington Post Scriptum de Chryseia

Prats & Symington Post Scriptum de Chryseia

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Post Scriptum is a partner wine to Chryseia and is made from a second selection of the lots produced for the latter.
  • Its profile is similar, with expressive, fresh and concentrated fruit married to exquisite balance and elegance.
  • Lighter oaked compared to the Chryseia, it is ready to enjoy at a younger age as well.

Varietal Composition: 51% Touriga Franca, 49% Touriga Nacional

Elaboration: The grapes are sorted by hand before undergoing destemming and an automated berry selection process. They are then gently crushed before being transferred to the fermentation vats where they are inoculated with a specially selected yeast culture and fermented at 77 °F. During fermentation, the wines are gently macerated in order to produce an earlier drinking wine but with the ability to mature in bottle. The ages for 12 months in French oak.

Tasting Notes: Lovely floral bouquet revealing typical Touriga Franca fragrance of esteva (rockrose) and a suggestion of eucalyptus. Rich and full on the palate denoting great structure. Ripples of deep dark fruit flavors (black cherries, plum) underpinned by good acidity.

PRESS

2017 – 91 Wine Spectator | 91 Wine Advocate | 92 Wine Enthusiast

2018 – 91 Wine & Spirits | 91 Wine Spectator

2019 – 90 Wine Advocate

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

In 1999, The Symington family formed a partnership with the Prats family of Bordeaux to make top Douro wines.

The first Prats & Symington wine was Chryseia 2000 which received widespread national and international acclaim. Since then Chryseia and its second wine, Post Scriptum, have consistently appeared amongst the most highly rated Douro wines.

Chryseia was the first Portuguese non-fortified wine in the Wine Spectator’s annual Top 100 Wines and has now appeared three times in this influential list. In 2014 Chryseia 2011 was ranked at number three in the Top 100, the highest ever placing of a Douro wine. Prats & Symington also make Prazo de Roriz, a red wine produced from younger vines and, in exceptional years, a Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port.

Prats & Symington wines are made at one of the Douro’s greatest estates, the beautiful Quinta de Roriz. This historic vineyard dates from 1565 and has long been famous for the quality of its wines. The 42-hectare Roriz vineyard is complemented by the 23-ha Quinta da Perdiz in the neighboring Rio Torto valley. Quinta da Vila Velha owned by James and Rupert Symington, directly adjoins Roriz and some of its best grapes are also used to make Chryseia and Post Scriptum.

Print review Shelf Talker (2019 – 90 Wine Advocate)