Formerly known as Casa Silva’s Cuvée Colchagua Carmenère, the 2020 Casa Silva Terroir de Familia Los Lingues Carmenère (90 Points – Vinous) hails exclusively from the Silva family’s renowned Los Lingues estate. It sports an invitingly deep color and provides a feast for the olfactory, offering up a heady bouquet ripe with blackberry, Luxardo cherry, cacao, and roasted red pepper. Plush and velvety in the mouth, the wine caresses the palate with delicious wild berry flavors blended with dark chocolate, forest floor and exotic spices. Equally impressive is the wine’s supple, ripe tannins, which provide balance and freshness without a harsh tannic after burn. Although immediately gratifying upon first opening, the 2020 Casa Silva Terroir de Familia Los Lingues Carmenère will build in the glass with aeration – a hallmark of the finest Carmenère. Consequently, we strongly suggest affording this Carmenère 15-20 minutes of aeration to reveal its luscious, bold, beautiful self. And, for optimal enjoyment, we suggest serving the hedonistic 2020 Casa Silva Terroir de Familia Los Lingues Carmenère at cool room temperature (58º-64º F). Anticipated maturity: 2020-2026. Enjoy!
Carmenère, a Bordeaux varietal in origin, truly thrives at table. It is also more accessible and enjoyable in its youth and on its own than Cabernet Sauvignon and its other Bordeaux counterparts, as Carmenère’s bold flavors are not bolstered by harsh tannins. Consequently, all types of meats and spicy sauces make fine companions to Casa Silva’s plush 2020 Terroir de Familia Los Lingues Carmenère. Grilled Sirloin Steak with chimichurri sauce, Mexican fajitas, herb encrusted grilled chicken, roasted Portobello mushrooms, and spicy ratatouille provide splendid accompaniments to this wine. Often difficult to match foods such as asparagus, artichokes, and hummus make fine companions, too. So whether it is an elegant dinner party that features a fine cut of beef, pressed duck breast, loin lamb chops, or a simple midweek meal in which meatloaf, pizza or your favorite pasta dish is on the table, the 2020 Casa Silva Terroir de Familia Los Lingues Carmenère is bound to shine. Another tried and true accompaniment includes stuffed red peppers brimming with spicy Italian sausage, orzo, and shaved Parmesan cheese. And there is no better way to finish a fine meal than with a glass of the 2020 Casa Silva Terroir de Familia Los Lingues Carmenère in the company of a selection of gourmet cheeses and dark chocolates. Imagine a world in which all three pillars of gastronomic pleasure, cheese, chocolate and wine, reside at table. Think Casa Silva’s Terroir de Familia Carmenère. Buen Provecho!
Casa Silva is the 21st century’s most lauded Chilean winery. The sprawling Casa Silva estate is located two hundred kilometers south of Santiago, in the heart of Colchagua, an area referred to as Chile’s Napa Valley. Casa Silva astounds with the quality as well as the variety of the wines it produces. The estate’s spotless modern winery continuously pushes the envelope on quality, which no doubt accounts for its status among the finest wine estates of South America. Casa Silva has garnered more recognition and awards at international wine competitions than any other Chilean winery, and it has also been awarded Winery of Year from numerous sources many times over. Furthermore, Catad’Or Hyatt, Chile’s most prestigious wine competition, has named Casa Silva “the Best Chilean Producer” three consecutive times. However, it is not the past that matters, but the present. The Silva family and consulting enologist Mario Geise, dubbed the King of Carmenère, continue to take their beautiful Los Lingues property, which sits at the base of the towering Andes, to ever loftier heights.
Casa Silva’s present inception dates back to only 1997, the year this property began bottling premium wines under its own name. However, historical accounts tell us that the Silva family’s predecessors were pioneers in Colchagua more than a century ago, when the Silvas brought the first grape varieties from France to the Angostura estate they still occupy on the slopes of the Cordillera of the Andes that loom above their vineyards. Today, the Silvas remain pioneers: they continue as Colchagua’s foremost experts on Carmenère, Chile’s emblematic red grape variety. Moreover, this great property is at the vanguard of South America’s success with other traditional French grape varieties, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, and Semillon. Can there be any doubt as to why the wines of Casa Silva are among the most highly acclaimed in South America?
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