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Prats & Symington launch Chryseia 2017

From October you can already find the new harvest of Chryseia in wine cellars and reference restaurants.

Every year the Symington family invites Bruno Prats to come to Portugal, especially to introduce the new chryseia harvests. This year, the presentation was in the Douro, in Quinta de Roriz, one of the farms from which the grapes that give rise to this red wine which is already a national and international reference. To make up lunch was called the chief Pedro Lemos, holder of a Michelin star in the restaurant with his name in Porto.

The paths between the Symington and Bruno Prats crossed a few years ago, within the pfv – Primum Familiae Vini, an organization that brings together some of the most famous families linked to wine worldwide. At the time, Bruno Prats' Château Cos d'Estournel was still part of pfv. Bruno Prats led the famous family estate along with the two brothers for nearly 30 years. In addition, his wine traditions are very strong, his grandfather was one of the owners of the famous Château Margaux.  More recently, with The Outbursts leaving the family forum, Bruno Prats ventured out of France and decided to accept new challenges in Chile, South Africa and Portugal.

Quinta de Roriz, in the Douro, the region where Chryseia is born


So it was born no only the partnership with the Symington, with a beautiful friendship. In 1999, the year in which started the project, it was investigated as soon as the best plots of vines and the varieties best suited to produce Chryseia.

After several experiences, Bruno Prats realized that the Varieties Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca would be the best base for Chryseia. Thus, the first harvest is born and 2000, which the winemaker considers to have been a good starting point. Today, in close collaboration with Charles Symington, the winemaker of the family who holds the largest heritage of vineyards in the Douro (27 Farms with more than 1,000 hectares of came and with brands such as Graham's, Dow's, Warre's, Cockburn's, Quinta do Vesuvio and Altano), Bruno Prats being able to adapt in Quinta de Roriz the principles of bordeaux's quality and elegance.

In fact, taste this wine is always an experience, although from year to year keep the same style, sometimes more intense than others. This new harvest of 2017 of reink color, has a complex aroma of wild ruts and mineral notes very elegant. On the palate is structured but thin, with a mouth end Extended. A big wine.