The result of groundbreaking research aimed at defining Carmenere’s potential in Chile.
Intense ruby red with violet hues. On the nose, delicate aromas of red and black fruits with hints of coffee. On the palate, harmonious, with very good structure, soft tannins and notes of ripe red fruits, spices and a soft touch of black pepper. Long, lingering finish.
Makes an interesting pairing with curries, italian sausage, or Texas-style ribs.
The 2008 Microterroir Carmenere is from Los Lingues, in the Andes, the higher part of Colchagua, which is very different from the other three Carmenere I tasted from Casa Silva. This is the result of 50 different micro-fermentations in 500-liter rotating barrels. There is a special balsamic, bright aroma of dark cherries and aromatic herbs, thyme and lavender. Very showy and impressive, it reminds me of Alto Cachapoal more than Colchagua. The palate is savory with good balance and depth, fresh, with meaty tannins and a juicy finish. I like this very much.The Wine Advocate June 2014
Dark berry compote, mocha and incense aromas expand with air, picking up suggestions of licorice and spicecake. Juicy and penetrating, offering concentrated bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a bracing jolt of tangy acidity. Finishes racy and very long, with slow-building tannins and a repeating bitter cherry note.Vinous February 2014
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Carmenere
- Avg Elevation:
- 1475 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 14 years
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