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Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

In addition to the grapes obtained from our own estates, we make a meticulous selection of the best grapes from a variety of valleys up and down Chile and in Argentina for preparing our wines. Different types of soil, climate and variety is what we seek, to obtain wines of great quality at every level.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Limarí Valley / Chile
This valley receives the influence of the "Camanchaca", a cool mist rising off the Pacific Ocean, which glides inland in the mornings. Its rainfall is less than 100 mm. per year, so it is trickle irrigation that allows the vines to prosper and their roots to sink deeply into the mineral soils of the area. This combination produces fresh wines with mineral tones.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Casablanca Valley / Chile
The most important geographical feature of this valley is the maritime influence wafting in from the Pacific Ocean. This produces a morning mist that acts as a temperature moderator, favouring the production of white wines and cold-climate reds.The most important geographical feature of this valley is the maritime influence wafting in from the Pacific Ocean. This produces a morning mist that acts as a temperature moderator, favouring the production of white wines and cold-climate reds.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Maipo Valley / Chile
This valley has a temperate climate, with hot, dry summers. Its stony, alluvial soils have good drainage and average fertility, favourable for the development of red wines. This valley has the greatest tradition of wine production in Chile, with accent on its Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Cachapoal Valley / Chile
This valley has a hot climate with rainfall concentrated in the winter and high temperatures in the summer. The soils are highly fertile and appropriate for agriculture. The climatic conditions allow red varieties to develop best.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Curicó Valley / Chile
This zone has a sub-humid Mediterranean climate, influenced by the Pacific anticyclone. It is characterised by clearly-marked seasons, wet winters and dry, cloudless summers with bright sunlight. The temperature range is up to 20º C, allowing different varieties to adapt. The wines achieve high concentrations of fruit, with Sauvignon Blanc being the most typical.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Maule Valley / Chile
In general the climate in this region can be described as sub-humid Mediterranean, though the valley is renowned for having the greatest climatic diversity between its different areas. Old vineyards with País or Carignan grapes may be found here.

Wine Valleys in Chile and Argentina

Uco Valley / Argentina
One of the most distinguished wine-producing valleys in Argentina is the Uco Valley from which our Zorzal wines come to us. It is located in a part of Mendoza surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes. It has a combination of altitude, alluvial soils, sunny days, little rain and great temperature range. The highest zone is Gualtallary, at 1,350 metres above sea-level. The climate is cool and the soils chalky, resulting in wines with structure and delicious acidity.
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