About This Wine
Like so many great European wine estates, Chile’s Viña Koyle has a strong family heritage.
“Viña Koyle was born from a tradition that runs in our blood,” a family spokesperson tells us. “We are a family dedicated to wine for more than six generations, since Don Francisco Undurraga Vicuña began in 1885. We seek to express the authentic sense of origin and terroir, delivering elegant wines, with great freshness and a unique expression.”
Today, that means embracing Biodynamic agriculture so that the vines are healthy and will stay that way for the generations to come. The Koyle vineyards also benefit from the fresh breezes that come down the slopes of the Andes.
The 2012 Koyle “Gran Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine that gains complexity from the addition of small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It’s another great wine that contributes to the Koyle legacy.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petit Verdot
- Grape Source:Chile’s Colchagua Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Plum, Dried Herbs, Cocoa and Toasted Oak
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled rib-eye steak with garlic butter.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe