Silvestre Carignan

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Apellation of Origin: Lolol, Colchagua Valley.

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Grape Variety: 100% Carignan

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Alcoholic degree: 12º

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Harvesting: Hand-picked

Tasting Notes

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Color: Bright and intense ruby red wine.

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Aroma: Bright and intense ruby red wine.

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Taste: Delicate, soft and round tannins on the palate with a food friendly acidity bearing traces of cherry and strawberry.

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Pairing: Grilled white meat, rabbit, pasta and cheese.

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Recommendation: Serve at 15º.

Winemaking

Natural vinification with native yeast. Malolácica in barrels. Save 18 months in French neutral oak barrels. Not filtered. Not pressed. Decantation by gravity.

Awards

 

First Place: Best Carignan of Chile (92 pts), Descorchados Guide 2011, Harvest 2009.
First Place: Revelation Vineyard Valle de Colchagua. Descorchados Guide 2011, Harvest 2009.
First Place: Best Carignan of Chile (92 pts). Descorchados Guide 2012, Harvest 2010.
Innovation Award: Wiken Magazine and of El Mercurio Newspaper 2012.
World Wine Atlas: The only label selected to represent the wines of South America in the Chilean wines section of the World Atlas of Wine, which was published in October 2013 by Mitchell Beazley.

National Scores

Descorchados Guide: 92 points for Silvestre Carignan 2009.
Descorchados Guide: 92 points for Silvestre Carignan 2010.
Descorchados Guide: 93 points for Silvestre Carignan 2011.
Descorchados Guide: 93 points for Silvestre Carignan 2012.
Descorchados Guide: 93 points for Silvestre Carignan 2013.
Descorchados Guide: 93 points for Silvestre Carignan 2014.
Descorchados Guide: 93 points for Silvestre Carignan 2015.
Descorchados Guide: 94 points for Silvestre Carignan 2016.
Vinau Guide: 94 points for Silvestre Carignan 2017.

International Scores

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 88 points for Silvestre Carignan vintage 2011.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 89 points for Silvestre Carignan vintage 2012.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 91 points for Silvestre Carignan vintage 2013.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 92 points for Silvestre Carignan vintage 2014.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 92 points for Silvestre Carignan vintage 2015.

The vineyard

This 80 years old, non-industrial and organic vineyard continues to be in its wild state, without any pruning, irrigation or the use of chemical products such as pesticides or herbicides. The vineyard’s distinguishing feature is its untouched wilderness where for over the last 40 years Carignan vines have grown side by side native vegetation.

This vineyard is quite bio diverse, hosting a wide variety of native flora and fauna, including culens, maitens, quillais, hawthorn and rosehip, among others.

The vineyard’s unique surroundings are instrumental in keeping the vines pest and disease free.
Our vines grow freely among the trees climbing them for structural support. In fact you may come across vines making their way up four meter trees alongside shrub like vines three meters thick.

The vineyard is located 30 km from the Pacific coast, settled in a warm, temperate climate with six to eight months of dry season yearly and up to 20 degrees temperature differences. Particularly in the summer months, daily temperatures can range from 30°C to 10°C.