Villalobos 2018 'Silvestre' Carignan
Origin: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grape varieties: 100% Carignan
About the Wine, Winemaker, & Winemaking Process
The Carignan grapes used to make this wine are sourced from 80-year-old, dry-farmed vines. Located in the Lolol Valley, these untrained, ungrafted bush vines have been kept entirely in their wild state by the Villalobos family. The vineyard hosts a wide variety of native species of Chilean flora and fauna such as culen, maiten, quillay and hawthorn trees and sweet briar that help keep the vines free of pests and disease. Vines grow freely and climb nearby trunks for support, some grow so high they tower twenty feet above the trees.
In the glass, the Silvestra is a bright shade of medium ruby. Tannins are delicate, velvety, soft and round. Acidity is lively in the mouth with hints of cherry and strawberry and a persistent finish. This is a food friendly wine: enjoy with grilled white meat, rabbit, pasta and French cheeses!