- KOYLE Family Vineyards
- D.O. Colchagua Valley
- Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile
- French oak aging for 18 months
- Analytical Data:
- Alcohol 14.5 % by Vol. · Res. Sugar 1.8 g/l · Acidity: Tartaric acidity 5.15 g/l
- Serve at:
- 59 - 61ºF
- 8-13561 01042-1
- Natural Wine , Organic Wine , Biodynamic Wine , Organic Red Wine , Non-GMO Project Verified Wine , Vegan Wine , Wines Made With Organic Grapes , 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.
Vinification is conducted in small tanks to get the best extraction of aromas, flavors and silky tannins. After fermentation, the Koyle Royale Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in French oak barrels for eighteen months, with no filtration.
Well-drained soils have a clay texture with volcanic rocks and colluvial stones that deliver unique minerals giving the right balance to
the Royale line. Both are key factors of optimal terroir for the production of high quality red wines.
- Training system:
- Tasting Notes:
This big red is filled with concentrated dark plum, black cherry and berry flavors that show hoisin sauce accents. Notes of mocha and dark chocolate fill the creamy finish, with minty hints. Drink now through 2025.Wine Spectator
The 2017 Royale Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the second and third terraces of their vineyards in Los Lingues and contains 11 % Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. They used 30% uncrushed grapes for the fermentation with indigenous yeasts. It matured in oak barrels for 22 months. They managed to keep the tension and freshness in a very warm year-the fruit is ripe, but there is no heat in the wine. The fruit is darker, and there is a notable absence of herbal aromas. 62,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2019.Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
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. Drink through 2025.Wine Enthusiast
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.Viña Koyle
- Enjoy with:
Braised beef short ribs, meatballs, beef tagliata, grilled steak.
Recommended 20 minutes decanting before drinking.
2021 - Wine Spectator
2019 - Tim Atkin
2018 - Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
2018 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2018 - Tim Atkin
92 points - Cellar Selection
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2015 - Wine Spectator
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