Wine Koyle, "Gran Reserva" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012
Reviews of purchase Koyle, "Gran Reserva" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012
Dark ruby color.
Taste wines fruity, silky, elegant tannins, excellent balance. Long finish has a rich nucleus with clean notes of black fruits.
The wine is full of fresh fragrance with an array of bright shades of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea and black pepper.
Wine harmonizes with red meat, poultry, various stews, risotto, pasta and mature cheeses.
Grapes for wine "Reserva" Cabernet Sauvignon is going from three vineyards located in the Colchagua Valley - Los Lingues, Apalta and Lolol. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum maturity level and sent to the sorting to select only the best and healthy clusters. Maceration at low temperature, which helps to extract more complete aroma and flavor of the fruit, 5 days passes. Fermentation temperature 24-26ºS lasts two weeks, and then - again maceration, but already at a high temperature to produce a rounded and silky tannins. The wine is aged in French oak barrels lasts 12 months. Before bottling the wine is slightly filtered.
"Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon - a wine with good structure and freshness, where oak and fruit tones are combined in perfect balance, which can be enjoyed not only now, but after 5 years of storage.
Koyle - a new project Undurraga family, whose roots date back to 1885. In 2006, the brand sold Undurraga and vineyards, but they were not willing to give up wine. Alfonso Undurraga with his sons began to look for new terroir for growing grapes for the production of high-quality red wines. After traveling and analysis of the various sectors and valleys of Chile, they stopped at Los Lingues in Colchagua Valley. Climatic and soil characteristics of the terroir were key factors in finding the optimal location for the cultivation of vines. My lovely house with vineyard they called Koyle, in honor of the beautiful, endangered, indigenous plants. In 2006-2007, Alfonso and his sons planted 50 hectares of grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Carmenere, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot and Murveder, and in 2010 another 30 hectares with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Sangiovese and Carignano.
Coyle vineyards are located in the highest point of the Andes, their soils consist mainly of poor stony soils based on clay, which are cooled by mountain winds. Vintage vinified in small batches for better extraction of aromas and flavors, and then pass the wine aged in French oak barrels. The company's commitment - to produce wines with the right balance between the European restraint and bright fruitiness Chilean grapes. The current owner is a gifted winemaker in the fifth generation with the same passion as his ancestors, creates some of the best Chilean wines.