- KOYLE Family Vineyards
- D.O. Colchagua Valley
- Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile
- French oak aging for 12 months
- Analytical Data:
- Alcohol 14 % by Vol. · Res. Sugar 1.9 g/l · Acidity: Tartaric acidity 5.17 g/l
- Serve at:
- 59 - 63ºF
- 8-13561 01049-0
- Natural Wine , Organic Wine , Organic Red Wine , Biodynamic Wine , Non-GMO Project Verified Wine , Vegan Wine , Wines Made With Organic Grapes , 90+ Points ,
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 grapes come from carefully pruned vines, with stringent canopy management. At optimum ripeness, the grapes are hand-picked in selected lots, carefully sorted and sent to stainless steel tanks where they go to cold maceration over five days (50ºF), for extraction of aromas, flavor and color. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures (75-79°C). Finally, warm maceration takes place to extract the most rounded and silky tannins. One soft cartridge filtration takes place before bottling.
Clay texture with volcanic rocks and colluvial stones.
- Training system:
- Tasting Notes:
The 2018 Gran Reserva Carmenere was bottled with 13.5% alcohol and good acidity, showcasing the new style of fresher Carmenere with less ripeness and alcohol than in the past. In fact, th is is very drinkable. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels for 14 months. It has a fresh nose of herbs and spices but it 's not green. There is also a meaty note here. It's medium-bodied and easy to understand, with a tender texture and very fine tannins. 84,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
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
- Enjoy with:
Roast duck, ratatouille, chicken based plates.
2018 - Robert Parker – Wine Advocate