The Chryseia was made from a judicius selection of grapes chosen from the vineyards of Perdiz, Vila Velha, Vesúvio and Bomfim. Of the 150,000 kgs of grapes vinified, a rigorous selection of the resulting wines led to the bottling of 33,945 bottles of Chryseia. The wine was bottled in November 2009.
50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca. The Touriga Nacional was sourced from Vila Velha, Bomfim and Vesúvio, whilst the Touriga Franca was drawn from Vila Velha and Perdiz.
The 12 month ageing in new French oak barrels retained and helped shape the wine's fruit finesse, rounding off the full, powerful tannins.
Deep, intense colour. Very fragant aromas. Discreet toastiness with fresh aromas of black cherries and red fruits and a bint of liquorice. On the palate, supple, generous and inviting. The powerful tannins are coated in delicious expressive fruit of great finesse. The finish is tender, solky and very long. A wine of great elegance.
Alcoholic Strength: 14º - 14,5º vol
Total Acidity: 5.10 g/l (tartaric acid)
Volatile Acidity: 0.48 g/l (acetic acid)
Reducing Sugars: 2.3 g/l
Colour intensity: 1.6
Ageing: 12 month in new French oak barrels of 400 litres
Coopers: Tommellerie du Sud-Ouest, Tommellerie Taransaud, Tommellerie Boures
New wood: 100%
Winemakers: Bruno Prats, Charles Symington