New Vintage from Prats and Symington – Post Scriptum de Chryseia, Prats and Symington, Douro, Red, Portugal.
Post Scriptum is a wine produced in the Douro. A World Heritage site and one of the oldest established wine-producing regions in the world, the Douro valley is, without doubt, one of the most distinctive terroirs in the history of world viticulture.
The unique partnership of the Symington family’s unparalleled experience of port production in the Douro and Bruno Prats (previously wine maker at Cos D’Estournel vast wine-making experience of top-growth Bordeaux wines has resulted in wines which will most certainly become a cult classic of the future. The first vintage of Post Scriptum was introduced in 2002 as a partner to, the already famous, Chryseia. The wine can be considered as the second wine of Chryseia and is made from lots of grapes that doesn’t make the final selection for Chryseia.
The grapes are sourced primarily from Quinta da Perdiz in the Rio Torte. The blend for the 2009 is Touriga Nacional 41%, Touriga Franca 36%, Tinta Roriz 14% and Tinta Barocca 9%. The grapes under a manual triage at sorting tables after which the grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed. The grapes are relayed to the fermentation vats by a gravity flow process, and once in the vats they are inoculated with a specially selected cultured yeast, fermentation taking place between 26 and 27ºC. Maceration is very gentle and aimed at producing a wine intended for early drinking. The wine is aged for 10 months in French oak barrels of 400 L.
Post Scriptum has a deep red, ruby colour. it is wonderfully aromatic, showing typical violet scents, the hallmark of the Touriga Nacional – the wine’s main contributing grape variety. In the mouth, fresh, vibrant plummy fruit, well rounded by the balanced wood integration.
Check the current vintage of Post Scriptum here.