Rio del Mar Merlot is made at Bodegas Arlequin which is owned and run by Casa Silva. It is an intense and fruity wine with notes of coffee, plums and spices. On the palate, round, excellent body, firm and soft tannins and very good acidic balance. Notes of black cherries and dried plums. Juicy and delicious, perfect for everyday drinking.
In 1997, Mario Pablo Silva made a proposal to his father: he wanted to transform his bulk wine business which had been owned by the Silva family since 1892 into a prestige bottling company for export, bearing the family's own name. Mario Silva accepted his son's challenge and Casa Silva was created. In a short space of time, Casa Silva has become one of the most prestigious and awarded producers of premium Chilean wine. They have a pioneering spirit and own enviable vineyard sites throughout the Colchagua region which they match up to individual grape varieties.