Based in the Colchagua Valley just south of Santiago, Vina Casa Silva as a winery was re-established in 1997. It was done so my Mario Silva a fourth generation descendant from one of Chile’s oldest winemaking dynasties.
100% Carménère, hand picked with 85% aged in new French oak barrels for 12 months; 15% in stainless steel tanks.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyards planted in Los Lingues, 20km north-east of the Angostura site. Here the terroir gives the Carmenere a smokier, more savoury style; still with gob-fulls of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit however. A sensational wine of depth and character.
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.
Perfect with spicy sausage, chilli con (or sin) carne, mildly spice Indian dishes such as baba ganoush, lamb bhuna etc