Daily Wine 8/2/2017

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Notes of lime, pear, green pepper, and minerality with elegance and freshness.

Daily Wine 8/2/17:

Casa Silva – Lago Ranco – Sauvignon Blanc – Austral – 2016

  • This is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Futrono Vineyard within Austral of Chile.
  • All the grapes are harvested by hand and then pressed whole with the stems.
  • Alcoholic fermentation is done in stainless steel vats and the wine sits on the lees before bottling.
  • The Futrono vineyard is near the Andes and was planted in 2006. The soil is volcanic with sedimentary rocks and a mixture of sands and volcanic ash on top. These soils are very deep and truly make the vines struggle.
  • Austral, or Chilean Patagonia, is 904km south of Santiago and maintains a relatively cool climate.
  • Casa Silva was founded in 1997 by Mario Pable Silva, the eldest son of the fifth generation, shared with his father, Mario Silva.
  • Pair this with seafood and salads.

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