The Prats and Symington project, which was launched in 1999, was born out of shared vision of producing exceptional Douro wines, using the Bordeaux wine making expertise of Bruno Prats and the knowledge and experience of Symington Family Estates – the world’s leading premium Port producer and owner of some of the finest vineyards in the Douro valley.
Today P&S are producing wines which are widely regarded as some of the best from the region. For decades, Bruno Prats’ name was synonymous with the Château of Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, where he was CEO and winemaker until 1998, when his family decided to sell the business. In the same year the Symington family, who had established a friendship with him through the family wine network Primum Familiae Vini, approached Bruno to form a new joint venture in the Douro Valley, where Prats would apply his Bordeaux winemaking skills and experience to premium fruit from the Symington vineyards.
Today the P&S range is now comprised of three wines : Chryseia, the flagship wine, Post Scriptum, the company’s second wine and Prazo de Roriz, the entry-level wine.
Chryseia is widely recognised as a leading pioneer in the resurgence of non-fortified DOURO DOC wines. However, this wine, whose name means “golden” in ancient Greek – as does the name of the river in Portuguese – has remained true to its own style. Elegance and balance predominate, with depth body.
Chryseia – the first Portuguese red wine to be selected for the exclusive top 100 Wines of the World by The Wine Spectator’
95 points – The Wine Enthusiast
95+ Points – The Wine Advocate
Post Scriptum 2021
Post Scriptum is the partner wine to Chryseia. It is drawn from the same vineyards and has a similar profile with expressive, fresh and concentrated fruit married to exquisite balance and elegance. More lightly oaked, it is ready to enjoy at a younger age.
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