- KOYLE Family Vineyards
- D.O. Colchagua Valley
- Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile
- French oak aging for 18 months
- Analytical Data:
- Alcohol 14 % by Vol. · Res. Sugar 1.8 g/l · Acidity: Tartaric acidity 5.92 g/l
- Serve at:
- 61 - 64ºF
- 8-13561 01044-5
- 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.
At optimum ripeness, the grapes are hand-picked in small boxes and brought to the cellar for careful sorting. Vinification is conducted in small tanks to get the best extraction of aromas, flavors and silky tannins. After fermentation, the Koyle Royale Carmenere 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:
The 2017 Royale Carmenere. which also contains 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec was produced with grapes from the second and third terrace of their estate in Los Lingues. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in barrique for 22 months. You can notice the ripeness of the vintage. which was extremely warm. The grapes were picked very early because they ripened early. The fruit is darker. with some notes of plums. and it's quite ripe. displaying the 14.5% alcohol. It's a more concentrated wine reflecting the very low yields of the year. There is a notable absence of herbal aromas to the point where it's not easy to recognize it as a varietal Carmenere. 42,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2019.Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
Pretty tobacco and berry character with crushed stone and dried tea undertones. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.James Suckling (vintage 2015)
Woodsy spicy black-fruit aromas include notes of balsam wood. This is deep and layered but not too heavy; flavors of chocolaty oak, peppercorn and blackberry finish with a rich helping of oak-based mocha and coffee. Drink through 2020.Wine Enthusiast
- Enjoy with:
Beef tenderloin, duck, Indian curry.
Recommended: decant 30 minutes before serving.
2018 - Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
2018 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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