Casa Silva Lago Ranco Riesling (Patagonia)


100% Riesling


Colchagua Valley, Chile
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Volcanic soil, classified as Trumao, 100% volcanic ash, slightly acid pH
– Special Vintage Info: Futrono Estate, Austral Región, Chilean Patagonia. Planted on slopes located between 2 mountains that fall in front of Ranco Lake. Temperatures of 22-24° C in the period of grape ripeness (January-February), continental cold climate. 2016 was the first harvest of this variety and the first time that Casa Silva made a Riesling. The main idea was to plant and vinificate a variety
not common in Chile and to see how it was his development in the southern terroir
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: 100% hand picked
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Grapes are received in small trays and kept in a cold storage for 2 days until they reach temperatures of 2 ° C. followed by a pressed whole grape fermentation which take place 100% in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 12 a 13 ° C. Had a lees management until the minute before bottling.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: 100% stainless steel tanks
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l): 9 g/L
– Alcohol:
– pH: 3.01
– Total Acidity 5.8 g/L
Tasting Notes:
After one year of bottle, this wine has developed classic Riesling notes but with interesting differences of the austral region terroir. Mineral notes, complex and joyful acidity.