Pursuing the most elegant expression of the Douro
Chryseia is our finest expression of the Douro Valley terroir. Made with great care and attention to detail at our winery at Quinta de Roriz, Chryseia represents our two families' commitment to producing the most elegant wine from two hallmark Douro grapes: Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.
The year An unusually cold and remarkably dry winter followed by an erratic spring led to poor fruit set and, in turn, a much smaller crop. A cooler summer mitigated the effects of the drought, and grapes ripened very well.
The wine The 2012 is characterised by its luxurious palate, schist minerality, and profound elegance.
Grape Varieties 72% Touriga Nacional | 28% Touriga Franca
Ageing Aged for 15 months in new 400 litre French oak barrels.
“ We strive to achieve balance, finesse, and elegance in our wines. ”