Impressed by these. A Chilean Sauvignon and Pinot from Casa Silva’s Paradones estate in Coastal Colchagua, a new-ish cool climate region of Chile. It’s just six kilometres from the chilly Pacific Ocean.
Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Cochagua, Chile
13% alcohol. Very mineral, fresh and direct with taut grapefruit and citrus fruit, as well as some smoky notes. Lively and fresh with a hint of green pepper. So pure and linear with amazing precision. 91/100 (£15.95 Averys, Fine Wines Direct)
Casa Silva Cool Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Cochagua, Chile
14% alcohol. Bright cherry and plum fruit with hints of liqourice, mint and cinnamon. Nice weight: sweet berries and ripe cherries, but good balance and a smooth texture. 90/100 (£15.95 Stainton Wines, Barrels and Bottles, Roberts & Speight)