From the Colchagua Valley comes our new line of Biodynamic Wines from Chile. 6th generation winemaker Cristobal Undurraga carries the heart of family tradition that dates back to 1885. Koyle Family Vineyards is dedicated to the production of wines with their own identity. Using tools such as a Biodynamic management of the vineyards, Koyle (KOY-LAY) aims to reflect the excellence of the vineyard’s terroir in their premium wines.
Koyle is focused on producing high quality wines and extracting the very best of their Los Lingues vineyard terroir, in the Andes of Colchagua. Each plot offers a different elevation and soil type – micro-terroirs – producing several lines of wines with their own unique character. The winery has been certified organic and Biodynamic since 2012, and the winery proudly uses 100% estate grown grapes. The grapes are hand-harvested and all wines are “wild fermented” without the addition of yeast during production. The resulting Chilean Biodynamic wines are the best expression the country has to offer.
“We search to be in harmony with nature and to use sustainable methods for the process of cultivation, production and maintenance of the vineyards.” Cristobal Underraga
Koyle places their greatest effort on the expression and understanding of the vineyard. It is based on 3 pillars: man, place and environment. It is through a Biodynamic approach that they have found the best way to get intimately close to the expression of nature.
The winery utilizes concrete eggs for aging and solar energy. These areas of innovation and eco-consciousness set apart Koyle from their competitors. The name Koyle is derived from a beautiful purple flower of the same name, found growing wild in the vineyards. It signifies for Koyle “A job well done, the process of perfection, of life, beauty and surprise.”
Koyle 90 Point Biodynamic Wines from Chile
Koyle Gran Reserva Line
- From first and second terraces of Los Lingues Vineyard.
- Yield: 1.2 to 1.5 kilo per plant.
- 14 months aging in French oak barrels
Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, James Suckling 92 (2016), Robert Parker 90 (2015)
Bright violet color, pure and intense in aromas, offering explosive dark and red berry flavors and a silky, polished texture, with a fresh feeling of a crushed basaltic rocks. The wine has soft tannins and mineral notes.
Koyle Gran Reserva Carmenere, Robert Parker 90, James Suckling 91 (2016)
Deep purple color in with rich notes of white pepper to the focused flavors of native tree aromas with layers of dried raspberry and red currant. Velvety tannins emerge from the Tempranillo touch, with explosive notes of minerality coming from the basaltic rocks of the Los Lingues vineyard.
Koyle Gran Reserva Syrah, James Suckling 91 (2016)
Dark violet color, dried herbs, earthy, cassis and espresso flavors. Clean fruit in the palate, dense, but fresh finish, with a welcome note of elegant, fine tannins and a long finish.
Koyle Royale Line
- From upper terraces of the Los Lingues Vineyard
- Yield: 800 grs per plant
- 18-20 Month aging in French oak barrels
Koyle Royale Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Parker 91, Tim Atkin 93, Wine Enthusiast 91 & Best of Year Buying Guide 2018 (2015)
Deep, velvety color, with a balanced aromatic mix of herbs, cherries, and cedar. Vibrant and elegant, showing the natural environment that surrounds our grapes from the Los Lingues vineyards, and announcing its terroir with authority. The mouth feeling is firm, and long finish with minerals and spices. “Cola, mint and eucalyptus aromas are attached to a spicy berry tone. The full-bodied palate is saturated yet balanced, while pepper and blackberry flavors come with an herbal undertone.” WE
Koyle Royale Carmenere, Robert Parker 91, James Suckling 91 (2015)
Deep purple color. Interesting flavors of herbs, blackberries and spicy sandalwood. The tannins are silky with a long, lingering finish coming from the Malbec, with a little touch of grippy tannins who help to built the medium palate feeling coming from 7% Petit Verdot.
Koyle Royale Syrah, James Suckling 90 points (2012)
Intense purple color, with blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry fruit, graphite and mineral notes and flavors. The structure is elegant, offering freshness and a sense of origin. The wine can be cellared for up to ten years.
Koyle Costa La Flor, Sauvignon Blanc
Stainless steel fermentation, 3 months over the lees before bottling. Starts with tangy freshness. Flavors of lemon peel, white peach & powdered ginger. Well balanced, with mineral acidity.
Koyle Premium Biodynamic Wines from Chile
Koyle Auma – Robert Parker 95, Wine Enthusiast 93 & Editor’s Choice (2013)
Carmenere 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 23%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Malbec 7%, Merlot 5% and Petit Verdot 3%. The grapes were handpicked in extremely small, selected parcels, from high density vines in Koyle’s Los Lingues Vineyard. “Spicy blackberry and cassis aromas are dense yet subtle. A power-packed palate is pulpy and fruity but also tannic. Blackened berry flavors dominate this Bordeaux-style blend, while richer oak-aided flavors of chocolate and root beer settle at the top of a long finish.” -WE
Koyle Cerro Basalto – Robert Parker 93 (2014)
45% Monastrell, 25% Garnacha, 20% Syrah, 10% Cariñena. The grapes were picked in extremely small, selected parcels, from high density vines in Los Lingues, coming from rocky slopes, where the roots absorb the minerality and freshness of this volcanic basaltic soils from the the unique Cerro Basalto block. The vineyards are in the North East part of our mountains, and soils have a high concentration of iron who develop a elegant and rare expression of this blend. Unique aromas of spiciness and distinctly minerally, with dry stones and volcanic overtones, to the fresh raspberry fruit notes, merging harmoniously on the elegant finish as this persist beautifully long. A very distinctive style reveals a pretty stony mouth feeling, with a very silky iron-edge finish coming from the basaltic rock.
All Koyle Family Vineyard wines are Demeter Certified Biodynamic, made with 100% organically grown grapes, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified vegan wine. Available now for distribution nationwide.