2009 Chryseia red 1.5L
In November 1998, the Symington family proposed to Bruno Prats that he should take part in a new project, consisting of producing great non-fortified wine in the Douro. This came about in 1999 with the creation of PRATS & SYMINGTON Limitada as an equal partnership between the two families. Some experimental vinifications in that first year enabled the best plots and most suitable grape varieties for the project to be defined and chosen. The CHRYSEIA 2000 was the first vintage to be marketed.
CHRYSEIA was one of the pioneers of the resurgence, now widely recognised, of non-fortified DOURO DOC wines. However, this wine, whose name means "d'ouro" in classical Greek, like the name of the river in Portuguese, remains faithful to a style very much its own. Elegance and balance predominate in it, having depth without being heavy and presenting itself as full-bodied without being aggressive.
The CHRYSEIA symbolises the meeting of the noble Portuguese tradition with the no less rich Bordeaux tradition, in the sense of a new modernity.