Casa Silva Carmenere Cuvée Colchagua 2019, Valle de Colchagua, Chile

Stretching out 8,000 km from the Atacama Desert to the glacial South Pole in Antarctica and bounded by the imposing Andes Mountains and the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, Chile contains a unique diversity of climates and soils and an immense variety of terroirs in which to produce high quality wine. In geographical terms, the Colchagua Valley is divided into the Andean sector, which is influenced by the mountains, a central sector on the flatlands, and a coastal sector with significant influence from the Pacific Ocean. The Cuvee Colchagua Carmenere is a blend of grapes from Casa Silva’s Los Lingues vineyard in the Andes and the Lolol vineyard in the Costa zone. The wine is cold soaked, fermented with regular pumpovers, then 50% of the blend is aged in oak for eight months. Bright and intense ruby red. On the nose, aromas of black cherries and plums with hints of spices. On the palate, it is round and powerful with sweet soft tannins and balanced acidity. Long finish. Great pairing with a steak and chimichurri sauce, Mexican fajitas, grilled chicken, roasted portobello mushrooms, or a spicy ratatouille.