Next Thursday, through our communal table we will travel to Colchagua Valley to discover Chile's oldest wine estate. Joining us will be the Commercial Director Arnaud-Frennet of the Chilean Estate Viña Casa Silva, who have been producing wines under their own label since 1997. This region was stricken by a massive earthquake in 2010 where they lost over 75% + of their production. They've since picked up the pieces, showing Chile's resilience by hand-crafting amazing wines that offer a true sense of terruño, or "terroir".
Our co-founder Pedro visited the property in 2015 during Chile's Copa America and had an amazing learning experience and traditional Chilean lunch with pastel de choclo at their restaurant over looking the Cordillera de la Costa and the vines asleep for the winter.
For this 90 minute class we only have (15) spots available. The class will showcase an overview of Casa Silva's family history, sustainable philosophy, wine-making techniques, influential natural factors and food pairing suggestions. As always, snacks will be provided during the class.
Do you love Carmenere and Bordeaux Style blends? Well, this class is for you. We'll be pouring the following line-up:
- Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris - vines planted in 1912
- Casa Silva Cuvee Carménère
- Casa Silva Single Vineyard Los Lingues Cabernet Sauvignon
- Casa Silva Single Vineyard Los Lingues Carménère
- Casa Silva MicroTerroir Carménère, 2009 (small production)
- Casa Silva Altura, 2008: Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Petit Verdot, and Syrah (small production, exclusive to Grand Cata)
PURCHASE tickets HERE.