FOOD FRIENDLY. HINT OF SPICE. BALANCED.
Casa Silva is Chile’s Carmenere Expert. You will not find a better bottle of this varietal made by anyone else. Period.
91pts - Vinous
A single-vineyard wine showing an Andean-climate expression of Carmenere.
Deep ruby with a violet rim. On the nose, intense, with notes of ripe black fruits with hints of wild forest fruits. On the palate, good balance between fruit and oak, good structure, powerful, sweet and round tannins, and notes of boysenberries and hints of tobacco. Excellent finish. This Carmenere will accompany a surprisingly broad range of dishes.
It’s sensational with lamb stew, beef Wellington, seasoned turkey, Thai red curry chicken or any kind of barbecued meat. Also ideal with kebabs, Indian or Mediterranean food.
The Los Lingues Carmenere was harvested block by block from April 14 to April 28 to get optimal ripeness. After a cold soak, the wine was fermented and 80% of the juice was aged in oak barrels for 10-12 months. The various blocks were blended, fined, filtered, and bottled.
Where: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grape: 100% Carmenere
Elevation: 1475 feet
Age of Vines: 19 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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