- KOYLE Family Vineyards
- D.O. Colchagua Valley
- Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile
- French oak aging for 14 months
- Analytical Data:
- Alcohol 14 % by Vol. · Res. Sugar 2 g/l · Acidity: Tartaric acidity 5.17 g/l
- Serve at:
- 8-13561 01048-3
- Natural Wine , Organic Wine , Organic Red Wine , Biodynamic Wine , Non-GMO Project Verified Wine , Vegan Wine , Wines Made With Organic Grapes ,
The Gran Reserva range come from the first and the second terrace in 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 vineyards are biodynamically managed, with stringent water management to preserve the terroir expression. At optimum yield of 1,5 kg per plant, the grapes are handpicked and brought to the cellar for sorting. In the tank, cold maceration (for aroma and flavor extraction) takes place over 5 days, followed by fermentation over two weeks at 75 to 79ºF. Finally, warm maceration (to extract just the most rounded and silky tannin) takes place. The final blending allows for a perfect balance between the expression and elegance of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the elegance from Tempranillo, freshness from Malbec and grip from Petit Verdot.
Clay texture with volcanic rocks and colluvial stones.
- Training system:
- Tasting Notes:
The 2017 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon was cropped from a warm and healthy year with grapes from their lower-altitude terraces in Los Lingues. It's not a 100% varietal wine, as it has small percentages of Malbec and Petit Verdot. It fermented with 50% uncrushed grapes to produce a semi-carbonic maceration, aiming to keep some extra freshness. It matured in oak barrels for 16 months. It's fruit-driven and straightforward, clean and juicy. It has contained ripeness, keeping good freshness for the conditions of the year. 115,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2018.Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
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
Recommended: Decant 30 minutes before serving
- Enjoy with:
Beef, roast duck or lamb based plates.
2018 - Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
Wine & Spirits Magazine