DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH.
King Cabernet. We know him, we love him. S38 is from a small parcel of Casa Silva’s best vines. This Cab will blow you away with its balance, finesse and depth.
93pts - James Suckling
S38 marks a single, small soil block in Casa Silva’s iconic Los Lingues vineyard. Years of intensive soil studies and micro-vinifications have shown that the S38 grapes produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon with outstanding freshness, balance and depth from its deep, stony soils. This limited production wine offers an exclusive taste of this “Gran Terroir” at the foothills of Chile’s Andes mountains.
An intense and deep ruby color with aromatic notes of red fruits and spices. The wine has a powerful entry, silky tannins, balanced acidity, pleasant mouthfeel and an elegant and persistent finish.
Ratatouille, beef empanadas, or flank steak
Grapes are 100% hand harvested in small trays. The grapes pass through a selection table before and after de-stemming, then gravity fed to small oak tanks and fermentation barrels. After a cold maceration for 10 days, the alcoholic fermentation is carefully conducted at 26-28 ° C. Malolactic fermentation is made in barrels. The wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months. The best barrels of this block are selected by tasting and blended afterward. Bottling time has to be at least one year before release into the market.
Where: Colchagua, Chile
Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elevation: 1,476 feet
Age of Vines: 20 years
MORE ABOUT CASA SILVA
The Silva family pioneered grape growing in the Colchagua Valley with the first vineyards back in 1892. Their cellar is the oldest in the valley, yet they strive to innovate in their vineyards and to pioneer new terroirs in the Colchagua Valley. They are paving the way for the Chilean Carmenere varietal by investing in research studies in their vineyards to study Carmenere clones and its microterroirs.
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