Prats & Symington Prazo de Roriz 2018
P+S Prats & Symington Prazo de Roriz
Region: Douro, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Touriga Franca 35% Touriga Nacional 20% Tinta Roriz 15%,Tinta Barroca 10% e mistura de castas 20%.
The Prazo de Roriz is characterized particularly by red fruit flavours — raspberries and cherries and the Quinta de Roriz terroir provides a distinctive minerality and appealing peppery spice. The Quinta da Perdiz vineyard also provides grapes for the Prazo de Roriz. The wine is made for drinking young, but with the potential for developing in bottle for several years.
In 1999 the Symington family formed a partnership to make top Douro wines with the Prats family of Bordeaux. 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.