Wine Koyle, "Gran Reserva" Carmenere, 2013
Reviews of purchase Koyle, "Gran Reserva" Carmenere, 2013
Wine bright purple.
Taste wine elegant, fresh, smooth and elastic structure, firm tannins and minerality explosive, with notes of blackberry, red pepper and spice on the finish.
Wine has a rich aroma with notes of red fruit, dried herbs, with notes of cocoa, clove, tobacco and spices.
Wine harmonizes with red meat, steaks, poultry, risotto, pasta and mature cheeses.
"Reserva" Carmenere - elegant and very expressive wine, showing fine balance, smooth and elastic structure, explosive mineral and rich fruity flavor. The grapes are harvested by hand in the optimal degree of maturity and sorted to select wines to create the best and most healthy clusters. Then, the fruits are sent to the container where they are subjected cold maceration. Fermentation at a controlled temperature 24-26ºS lasts 2 weeks. To better preserve the flavor and characteristics of each grade 60% of the wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 40% - in containers made of steel. Storage capacity of wine is 5 years.
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.