Casa Silva Quinta Generacion (Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere/Syrah/Petit Verdot)
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere, 16% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot.
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: – Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Los Lingues Estate at the foot of the Andes Mountains, an extremely dry terroir with a unique temperature micro-climate and almost no morning dew thanks to the local Andean breeze. Exceptional soils of alluvio-colluvial origin with great drainage.
– Syrah from Lolol Estate, located on the “Coastal Shadow” of Colchagua, where the coastal and continental airs meet and create unique night/day temperature differences of 20+ degrees. Soils of granite origin with old red clay and quartz gravels
– Special Vintage Info:
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: 100% hand picked
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Grapes cooled down below 5°C upon arrival at the winery. Hand selection prior and post-destemming. Pre-fermentive maceration for 6 to 8 days at 6°C. depending on the variety. Alcoholic fermentation for 15 to 17 days at 27º-30°C. Post ferment maceration for up to 15 days. Run off and then malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Intense, dark ruby red with violet hues. On the nose, powerful with notes of blackberries, toffee and fudge. On the palate, soft, sweet tannins, round, balanced acidity, very good structure with black fruit and blueberry notes, a long long finish.