Viña Koyle

Koyle Gran Reserva Carménère Colchagua Valley Chile 2016- 750 ml

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Natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine, vegan wine. Recommended 30 minutes decanting before drinking.

"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.

Region: Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile. DO Colchagua.

Winery: Viña Koyle.

Type: Red.

Grape: 

- 85%  Organic Carménère (“car-men-nair”) is a medium-bodied red wine that originated in Bordeaux, France, and now grows almost only in Chile. The wine is treasured for its supple red-and-black berry flavors (in a similar style to Merlot) and herbaceous green peppercorn notes (WineFolly).

- 10% Organic Tempranillo, a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Tempranillo usually exhibit flavors of plum and strawberries.

- 5% Organic Petit Verdot, Petit Verdot (“peh-tee vur-doe”) is a full-bodied red wine that originates in southwestern France (in Bordeaux). It is highly desired as a blending grape in red Bourdeaux blends because of its plentiful color, tannin and floral aromas of violet. Because Petit Verdot is such a bold wine, it is commonly added in less than 10% of most wine blends (WineFolly).

Aroma: Attractive herb and berry character with hints of spices.

Palate: Medium body, firm, tight and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.

Pairing: Roast duck, ratatouille, chicken based plates.

 

Production: 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.

 

Temperature: Drink at 59°F-63°F.

Alcohol: 14%.