Country : Chile
Region : Colchagua Valley
Style : Red Wine
Grape : Merlot
Volume : 750 ml
Alcohol : 14.0%
All from premium sectors of Viña Casa Silva’s own estates in the Colchagua Valley. All vines from massal selection brought to Chile from Saint Emilion by the 1st generation of the Silva family, in the 19th Century.
Tasting Note :
Ruby colour. Fruity aromas, with lots of ripe plums and notes of coconut. On the palate, very fresh, great acidity and soft tannins; excellent harmony between the fruit and oak. Lovely finish.
Food Pairing :
Grilled red & white meats, pasta dishes, fish dishes.
The Story behind the Wine :
Viña Casa Silva began in 1997 with the pursuit of a long-held dream of sharing the family’s love and affection for its land in the Colchagua Valley in a bottle of wine.
Emilio Bouchon was the first to arrive in Chile from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France, in 1892, and his family has been making wine there ever since. They were pioneers in the Colchagua Valley, although it was not until 1997 that Mario Pablo Silva, the oldest son of the fifth generation, and his father, Mario Silva, shared the dream of making wines under their own label. The latter had dedicated much of his life to recovering the old vineyards and wine cellar and had acquired a unique understanding of the terroir in the Colchagua Valley. His other sons Francisco, Gonzalo, and Raimundo joined soon thereafter and contributed to the development of Viña Casa Silva. And so began the new family winery and the process of modernizing all of the activities that took place within it.
Casa Silva is one of three pioneering wineries that have achieved certification of 100% of its vineyards under the new Wines of Chile Sustainability Code (www.sustentavid.org). It also has a large area under organic management and is constantly improving its processes in the cellar and its relationship with its community.
Today Viña Casa Silva is the most award-winning Chilean winery in the 21st century.