- KOYLE Family Vineyards
- D.O. Colchagua Valley
- Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile.
- aged in barrels for 24 months and 9 months in concret eggs.
- Analytical Data:
- Alcohol 14.5 % by Vol. · Res. Sugar 1.8 g/l · Acidity: 3.58 g/l
- Serve at:
- 8-13561 01052-0
- Natural Wine , Organic Wine , Wines Made With Organic Grapes , Vegan Wine , Organic Red Wine , Biodynamic Wine , 90+ Points ,
The wine comes from Los Lingues Estate. The soil presents a matrix of rocks in different states of decomposition, mainly as fragmented alterites, which give the balance sought between vigour, productivity and quality. Mineral notes are expressed because of the balanced extraction through the deep roots.
The grapes were handpicked in extremely small, selected parcels, from high density vines in our Los Lingues Vineyard. Coming from parcels D2 for Carmenere, E2 Malbec, E1 for Cabernet Sauvignon, G1 for Cab Franc, F4 Merlot, and C3 for Petit Verdot. Vinification is conducted in 600L barrels to get a gentle extraction of aromas, flavors and tannins. The wine was aged for 24 months in separate lots, and blended all together by gravity to a concrete egg tank, where AUMA was aged for another 9 months prior to bottling.
Well-drained soils have a clay texture with volcanic rocks and colluvial stones that deliver unique minerals giving the right balance to the wine. Both are key factors of optimal terroir for the production of high quality red wines.
- Training system:
- Tasting Notes:
The flagship 2015 Auma is a blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Carmenere, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, 6% Merlot and 1 % Pet it Verdot from selected plots on the second and third terraces of their vineyard in Los Lingues, where the soils are rich in basalt and the vines yield between 300 and 800 grams of grapes per plant. The destemmed but uncrushed grapes fermented in 600-liter oak barrels with native yeasts, and the wines from the varieties matured in French barriques for 24 months; the wines were then blended and kept in concrete eggs for nine months before bottling. This has a lot more of a classical profile, especially when tasted next to the Cerro Basalto bottling. This could be more in the Bordeaux style, as the zone had a great influence on the wines from Chile. Made from ripe but early-harvested grapes. this wine had a longer maceration at lower temperature and matured in small vessels, looking for the balance of the blend they want to achieve. Since 2013, the wine has been made with Cabernet Franc and Merlot instead of the Syrah used in the initial vintages, going for a full Bordeaux blend. 2015 is a very balanced year. The wine has a powerful palate and polished tannins. with clean and marked flavors and a long finish. This could very well be the finest vintage for this wine to dat e. 4,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
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. Drink through 2026.Viña Koyle
- Enjoy with:
Beef steak with red wine and roasted veggies sauce. Shiitake mushrooms with caramelized onions topping. Roast beef cuts with sweet potatoe squash.
Recommended: 20 minutes decanting before drinking.
2019 - James Suckling
2019 - Descorchados
2019 - Tim Atkin