Manual triage is undertaken on a sorting table after which the grapes are de-stemmed before passing through a second berry-by-berry mechanical selection, prior to being 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 27°C. Maceration is very gentle and adjusted in such a way as to produce a wine intended for earlier drinking.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/02/2015
Wine Spectator(2014 Vintage) A powerful and concentrated red, featuring kirsch, red plum and baker's chocolate notes, balanced by tarragon, slate and violet details. Elegant, with supple tannins framing the long finish, which is laced with hot stone, olive and licorice accents. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made.–GS
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) "The 2005 'CHRYSEIA' was the result of a strict selection, bottling only 25,000 liters of 200,000 kg vinified. There were a little more than 2,500 cases produced. In 2005, the winery leaned to Touriga Nacional (70%) in its blend, a higher percentage than normal, with the rest mainly Touriga Franca. Unlike in the Post Scriptum, Touriga Nacional flavors dominate this wine, throwing off ripe, plum nuances that are particularly succulent on Day 2. Like many '05s, it is graceful and elegant, and seems...