Casa Silva Block S38

Cabernet Sauvignon


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Colchagua Valley, Chile
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
Soil Type: Deep, stony soils with good water retention. Alluvial-colluvial origin.
Special Vintage Info: Pre-selected block from Los Lingues vineyard, located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the Colchagua Valley. Mediterranean climate. Strong influence of the Andes, high temperature during days and fresh nights, the temperature difference between both can reach up to 20°C.
Vinification / Winemaking:
How grapes were handled: Grapes are 100% hand harvested in small trays

Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel:  The grape boxes are received in the cold chamber and remain there until they reach temperatures of 2ºC. The grapes pass through a selection table before and after de-stemming, entering by gravity to small oak tanks and fermentation barrels. After a cold maceration for 10 days, the alcoholic fermentation is carefully conducted at 26-28°C. During the post-fermentation maceration, the wine is tasted every day to decide the moment of drain and press. Malolactic fermentation is made in barrels.

Fermentation Management:
Reasons for this choice:
Ageing – barrels / size / time:  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 it to the market.

Technical Analysis:
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Tasting Notes:
An intense and deep ruby colour, very attractive nose with notes of red fruits and spices.
The wine has a powerful entry, silky tannins, balanced acidity, pleasant mouthfeel background
and an elegant and persistent finish.