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24 May, 2020

Enjoy our wines without leaving home

We are very pleased to announce that the Koyle virtual store is now open. With a single click you can buy any of our wines and receive them in the comfort of your home. Visit us at www.koyle.cl/tienda and access to a 25% discount for the launch, as well as free delivery in the Metropolitan Region if you buy over USD 67.
24 May, 2020

2020: a very early harvest, with low yields and an optimal balance between ripeness and flavor

At the end of April, all of our wines were already in barrels, foudres and concrete eggs in our winery, with the malolactic fermentation finished and resting until spring. Considering the date, this is the earliest vintage we have ever experienced. The grapes reached an optimal balance between their phenolic ripeness and flavor, delivering outstanding wines, especially in the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Cuartel F4 and the Carmenère from the Cuartel G2, both planted on our Cerro Basalto. We also produce exceptional components from our selection of parcels for our AUMA wine.
24 May, 2020

Tim Atkin and Luis Gutiérrez’s ratings for Chile

British wine critic and Master of Wine Tim Atkin presented his fourth annual report on Chilean wines last March. To prepare his report, Atkin made a three-week visit to Chile, toured dozens of wineries from the Elqui Valley to Chiloé, met with numerous winemakers and producers, and tasted 1.189 wines. Also in March, the prestigious publication Wine Advocate by Robert Parker launched the report on Chilean wines prepared by Luis Gutiérrez. After tasting more than 700 wines, the Spanish critic risked it with a promising title: Chile: 2018 - The Best Vintage of the Last 20 Years? Of course the Koyle wines were evaluated by both professionals, obtaining outstanding ratings.
24 May, 2020

Cerro Basalto adds a new member: 100% Garnacha

Thanks to its freshness, strong fruit expression and soft tannins, Garnacha is experiencing a kind of rediscovery throughout the world. At Koyle we incorporated it ten years ago, planting it in the highest part of our vineyard located in Los Lingues. The soils of the Cerro Basalto of volcanic origin with a high concentration of iron give an elegant and unique expression to this 100% Garnacha wine that is launched with the 2018 vintage.
24 May, 2020

Did you know that in our vineyards we work with mycorrhizae, fungi that benefit the roots of the vines?

3 January, 2020

Outstanding scores for Viña Koyle in Descorchados 2020

Once more we obtained excellent scores in the 22nd edition of the prestigious Chilean wine guide Descorchados 2020 published by wine writer Patricio Tapia. AUMA 2015 and Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 2017 won in the “Best Wine of Colchagua Andes” category.
3 January, 2020

Celebrating AUMA’S first decade in 2019

Multiple vertical wine tastings were organized for our major customers and the specialized media from America, Asia and Europe to commemorate the first ten years of our great wine. With them, Technical Director Cristóbal Undurraga was aiming to showcase the consistency, seriousness and high quality over several vintages, which has put AUMA among the greatest Chilean wines of Los Lingues vineyards.
3 January, 2020

2018 Costa Cuarzo Sauvignon Blanc stands out in Decanter magazine’s wine guide

Our hard work has been rewarded once more, this time by Rebecca Gibb, New Zealander Master of Wine and wine writer for the prestigious English magazine Decanter. The wine critic tasted hundreds of Sauvignon Blancs, and the word is out: our 2018 Costa Cuarzo Sauvignon Blanc stands out among thousands of wines of this variety grown all over the world.
3 January, 2020

Koyle joins Biodynamic Wineries Group

We continuously search for the authentic expression of a terroir through biodynamic practices. Hence our decision to join this important group. Our goal is to communicate and educate people about the advantages of this method. The Agrupación de Viñas Biodinámicas de Chile has been created under the wing of Asociación de Agricultura Biodinámica de Chile (ABD) in conjunction with Demeter International. Some of its main objectives are to promote the culture of biodynamics, the sustainable production of wine, to provide international consultancy, to organize tastings and to promote educational opportunities.
3 January, 2020

Did you know that our biodynamic vineyards are resilient to Chile’s megadrought?

Biodynamic practices help the vines adapt as much as possible to their environment, improving their response to their surroundings. This translates into a clear advantage in the face of the drought our country is experiencing.
3 June, 2019

10 successful years of Auma

Since the beginning of Koyle, our family wanted to make a wine that would be the maximum representation of the expression of Los Lingues vineyard, at the foot of the Andes Mountains Range, in the Colchagua Valley. This is how in 2009, we launched the first harvest of AUMA, a wine based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, which since its beginning sought to capture our respect for tradition and admiration for innovation, obtaining recognition from the most important critics worldwide, and with an evolution in the bottle that proves to be a world class wine.
3 June, 2019

Compost expert joins our biodynamic team

Convinced that biodynamic viticulture is the answer to achieve more authentic and respectful wines with the environment, this year we seek to further improve our work in the field. For this reason, the usual visit of our consultant René Piamonte, who travels twice a year to help us with biodynamic preparations, was joined by Bruno Follador, one of the most important compost specialists in the world in the biodynamic movement.
3 June, 2019

Vintage 2019: a warm year that announces wines of great balance

Beginning June, our cellar is already full of wines in barrels, foudres and concrete eggs. The malolactic fermentation is finished in 50% of the wines, and some samples indicate that the wines of this 2019 vintage will reflect a warm year, with outstanding results in the Cabernet Sauvignon of the F4 blocks and Carmenere from “Cuartel G2”.
27 December, 2018

Successful presentation of the new line Cuvée Los Lingues

In a busy press event held in Vinolia, we presented Cuvée Los Lingues 2016 in its Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah varieties. This new line reinforces our commitment to making wines that express the true sense of origin and the importance of the new Denomination of Origin in Los Lingues.
3 June, 2019

At Koyle, we bet on the Simonit & Sirch pruning method

The arrival of low temperatures is a warning for growers that the pruning season begins. At Koyle, we are preparing for this task, which is crucial for the health and longevity of the vines. This season, and for the fourth year, we will apply the method learned from the Italian specialists Simonit and Sirch, a conservative pruning that avoids the deterioration of the vineyard and whose basic principle is to respect the flow of the sap in the plant.