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Tasting notes are from the featured 2009 vintage. Viña Koyle is a relatively new (2006) family run premium winery from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. Viña Koyle is dedicated to the production of wines from biodynamic vineyards. This wine is from their reserve line which is priced above their entry level “Royale” brand. Critics love Vina Koyle; WineCollective previously featured the Royale Syrah which received 90 points from multiple critics. The blend is 85% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Syrah. One of the reasons Viña Koyle is such a hit is that the yield from the vineyards is surprisingly low at just 2.8 tons per hectare which illustrates the challenges of keeping a totally biodynamic vineyard. We suggest that you decant this wine for 30 minutes before service. It will likely last in your cellar until 2019 but for optimal experience, consumption should occur during 2017.
A dark purple core that trails to slightly red on the edges.
You can detect a bit of the oaking treatment (12 months) but it compliments the Carmenere’s natural savory elements. Medium intensity of aroma with red fruit being dominant.
The fruit comes through like on the nose but with a bit of greeness or savory elements which is normal for the varietal. Very easy to drink, without any flaws to detract from the experience. Our tasters also enjoy the mouthfeel of this wine which is silky and smooth. Tannins are rounded and contributes to its easy drinking nature.
Combine the savory elements of this wine with mint in a lamb recipe.