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Casa Silva launches a Cool Coast Syrah

Chilean wine producer, Casa Silva, has announced the arrival of the third addition to its 100% Paredones grown wine range, the Casa Silva Cool Coast Syrah.

Casa Silva successfully changed the perception of Chile’s most awarded wine growing region in 2010 when it launched its first wine from Paredones, a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. Four years later, Casa Silva introduced a Pinot Noir in 2013 and now its second red blend in the Cool Coast range, which will continue to challenge pre-conceived ideas of the region.

The Cool Coast Syrah is deep red in colour, dominated by red fruits on the nose complemented by subtle smoky and floral notes adding aromatic complexity.  Juicy and powerful on the palate, its cool coastal origin adds a refreshing, pleasant acidity, soft tannins and an elegant long finish, whilst the unique soils of Paredones lend a distinctive minerality to the wine.

Only 7km from the Pacific Ocean this 60-hectare vineyard was established as part of the Silva family’s dedication to identifying the best terroirs within the Colchagua Valley for producing world-class wines. The sub-valley’s cool climate is tempered by its proximity to the Ocean, with daytime temperatures fluctuating from 8°C to 25°C during high season, helping to preserve the natural aromatic flavours and acidity of the grapes.

Mario Geisse, technical director of Casa Silva, comments: ‘The Colchagua Valley has a global reputation for the quality of its red wines from Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. However we were determined to find a new vineyard area with the right soil and climate to produce ‘cool climate’ wine styles, and we are delighted with the results. The proximity of the ocean to the vineyards tempers the daytime temperatures, which vary from 8°C to 25°C during high season, helping to preserve the natural aromatic flavours and acidity of the grapes which is clearly reflected in our Syrah.’

The Cool Coast Syrah will be distributed through Jackson Nugent Vintners and will retail at approximately £15.

Casa Silva is a family-run winery selling 100% estate grown, terroir-driven wines to more than 50 countries.

15 December 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor