PRATS & SYMINGTON is now the owner of two prime Douro estates, QUINTA DE RORIZ and QUINTA DA PERDIZ. Unusually for the Douro (at least until relatively recent times), PRATS & SYMINGTON selects most of its top quality fruit for Douro DOC production, with the authorised Port production of its vineyards being filled in with riper grapes and from those varietals deemed less suitable for top table wines. A small quantity of Vintage Port will be bottled from the Roriz estate only in exceptional years and when conditions allow.
It starts out with spice, a slightly muddled schist scent that clarifies with air. Underneath, the wine is lithe, its flavors muscular and powerful without showing any excess alcohol, its dark and supple fruit drawing juice from the schist tannins.