Owners Alfonso Undurraga Mackenna and his sons Alfonso, Max
and Cristobal founded Koyle in 2006. They comprise a legacy of
Chilean winemaking excellence that dates back to 1885 when their
descendents founded the family's eponymous winery, Undurraga.
In 2006, when the family sold Undurraga the winery and vineyards
which allowed Alfonso to pursue a lifelong dream – finding superior
terroir from which to produce handcrafted, authentic, small
production Chilean red wines.
The biodynamically farmed 2,718 acre estate is located in the Los
Lingues zone of Colchagua Valley, at the foothills of the Andes
Mountains. Winemaker and viticulturalist Cristobal Undurraga
Marimon worked for Chateau Latour and Franciscan Estates and
seeks to produce wines that strike the right balance between
European restraint and Chilean fruit.
The winery was named after a beautiful, endangered, indigenous
purple plant that the Chilean Indians called Koyle.
|Aromas of sweet spice and
chocolate lead the way to flavors of black fruits and notes of black pepper. The palate displays very sweet,
soft and ripe tannins with firm acidity.
|85% Carmenere/9% Syrah/6% Cabernet Sauvignon). Hand-picked fruit was cold macerated, fermented
in stainless steel tanks, and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.