We’re all abuzz this summer, celebrating new ratings for our portfolio of top-rated organic wines. From France and Italy to Chile and Argentina, the top-rated organic wines keep honing their quality-to-price ratio while receiving accolades all around.
Gilbert & Gaillard Give Gold to Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc
2018 Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc – from Maison Raymond –Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard Wine Guide
“Beautiful light gold robe, brilliant and clear. Fruity nose with white flower tones. The mouth is fleshy, and expressive. A pleasant oyster wine.”
International Women’s Wine Competition Gives Double Gold to Biokult Grüner Veltliner – 95 Points
The wonderful Biokult Grüner Veltliner produced by female winemaker Angela Michlits received a Double Gold and 95 points at the 2019 International Women’s Wine Competition. The wine is dry, with beautifully aromatic nose of white flowers, key lime, apricot and ripe lemon. The juicy palate carries notes of pear and fresh lemon, with a hint of white pepper on the finish.
Tim Atkin & James Suckling Review Vina Koyle Biodynamic Wines from Chile
VIna Koyle wines are Demeter Certified Biodynamic, grown on estate in Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile.
British wine critic and Master of Wine Tim Atkin, presented his annual report on Chilean wines during the 2019 ProWein fair. Atkin tested 1,283 wines from 218 vineyards. In his report, he pointed out that “the growth that Chilean wine has had has been very exciting” and that, despite traveling more than 4,000 kilometers in an intense trip of three weeks, he still feels that he has much to discover.
Journalist and American wine critic, James Suckling, spent 4 days in our country in the month of March, and in marathon sessions he evaluated almost a thousand wines. Koyle bottles were on their tasting tables with excellent results.
2013 AUMA (current vintage) – Tim Atkin 95 pts-Best of Chile
2015 AUMA (coming soon) – James Suckling 94 pts
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. -Vina Koyle
2016 Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 – Tim Atkin 94 pts
Basalto G2 shows a bright violet color. It has pure and clean aromas, with a touch of complexity from the spiciness and graphite notes. On the palate, it is fresh and balanced. The tannins are silky and velvety, with a long, juicy and mineral finish that is influenced by the basaltic rock. -Vina Koyle
2016 Koyle Cerro Basalto – Tim Atkin 94 pts-Best of Chile; James Suckling 91 pts
For a five-year-old wine, this has a lot of life. Bright redcurrants and plums with delicate notes of terracotta and spice. This has a very healthy tannin structure that keeps the wine moving and gives it a long, clean finish. A blend of 37% mourvèdre, 35% grenache, 23% carignan and 5% syrah. -James Suckling (2016)
2016 Koyle Royale Carmenere – Tim Atkin 93 pts
Pretty tobacco and berry character with crushed stone and dried tea undertones. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.-James Suckling (2015)
2016 Koyle Royale Cabernet Sauvignon – Tim Atkin 93 pts
Deep, velvety color, with a balanced aromatic mix of herbs, cherries, and cedar aromas. Vibrant and elegant, shows the natural environment who surrounds our grapes from the Los Lingues vineyards, who announces its terroir with authority. The mouth feeling is firm, and finish with minerals and spices who show his unique origin. -Vina Koyle
2017 Koyle Gran Reserva Carmenère – Tim Atkin 91 pts; James Suckling 91 pts
Attractive herb and berry character with hints of spices. Medium body, firm, tight and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Very pretty. Drink now.-James Suckling
2017 Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – Tim Atkin 91 pts
Stand back for this serious cabernet that has a great tannin structure and some real depth. Still a little shy on the savory and earthy nose, but this already has a distinctive personality. Drink or hold.-James Suckling (2016)
2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
Spectacular Sparklers from Cantina Pizzolato
2018 Pizzolato Fields Prosecco Brut Frizzante
Medium intense aromas of pear drops, orchard fruit, green apples and nettles. Citrus peel surges through the palate and onto the clean finish. Ideal as an aperitif, with snack and cold first courses; paired with Italian Casatella or Camembert cheeses.
2018 Pizzolato Stephany Extra Dry Spumante Prosecco, Valdobbiadene DOCG (New!)
Light and elegant Prosecco. Straw yellow color with greenish and brilliant hues. Fruity, reminiscent of wild flowers and acacia. Fresh, delicate and elegant sparkler. Full-bodied. Ideal as an aperitif, with vegetable soup and light and delicate main courses.
2018 Pizzolato Spumante Pinot Grigio Extra Brut “So Easy” (New!)
Brilliant, straw yellow color with light coppery hues. Floral aromas, with notes of yeast. Balanced and persistent Sparkler. Excellent as an aperitif. This wine goes well with all appetizers.
Brilliant Biodynamic from Inkarri
2017 Inkarri Winemaker’s Reserve Malbec
Violets, blackberries and a hint of herbs make this a very expressive and fresh malbec. Powerful with a crisp finish. Enjoy with grilled meats and game, mature cheese.
All wines are available for distribution now and can be found at fine retailers and restaurants nationwide.