RARE. DELICATE. SEAFOOD FRIENDLY.
Chile may not be known for Sauv Gris, but this bottle puts it on the map.
A rarely-seen varietal harvested from vines planted in 1912 with beautiful elegance and balance.
Pale yellow with green hues. On the nose, delicate melon aromas and mineral notes. On the palate, fresh, good body, very good acidity and notes of ripe green melon.
Oysters, caviar, or whitebait.
This Sauvignon Gris vineyard is one of the oldest blocks on the Casa Silva original estate vineyard in Angostura. The vines were planted in 1912 and yields are about two tons per acre. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the natural acidity and concentration.
Where: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Gris
Elevation: 1000 feet
Age of Vines: 105 years
More about Casa Silva
Casa Silva is the leader in the Carmenere movement of Chile. Their long focus on the varietal allows their Carmenere’s to have balanced earthy pepper, layered with hints of fruit and cocoa. Casa Silva is run by the 5th generation of winemakers, with their property boasting a polo field, or if you stay at their winery inn you may be able to catch a traditional rodeo happening nearby.
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