2012 Casa Silva Microterroir

2012 Casa Silva Microterroir

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The result of groundbreaking research aimed at defining Carmenere’s potential in Chile.


Dark, plum-red color with dark violet hues. Aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, figs, black cherry, licorice, leather and tobacco with hints of cardamom & menthol. Bold structure with medium-high acidity and silky well-integrated tannins. Long, spicy and harmonious finish.


Makes a great pairing with curries, Italian sausage, grilled vegetables or rack of lamb.


Microterroir is a wine made from a collection of micro-sites within the Los Lingues vineyard. Fruit harvested from each block was vinified separately to understand the impact of the soils and plant material (clones). Fermentations are a mix of wild yeast and innoculated lots. The soil is of alluvial-colluvial origin and varies in texture with fine sand, clay and angled granite rocks leading to excellent water drainage. Aged for 15 months in French oak and 3-4 years in bottle prior to market release.

Where: Colchagua, Chile

Grape: 100% Carmenere

Elevation: 1475 feet

Age of Vines: 26 years

Alcohol: 14.5%

More about Aquitania

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.

Casa Silva is the most awarded Chilean winery in the 21st century. They were recently named "Best Winery of Chile - 2020" by Catad'Or Wine Awards, the most important international wine competition in Latin America.

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