Chile’s Historic Valley

The vineyards of Maipo –a valley of the Santiago basin famous for its well balanced red wines– extend from the Andes Mountains in the east to the coast in the west forming three well defined sectors. The main varieties planted are Cabernet Sauvignon – with more than 70% of the hectares –, Merlot, Carmenère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

Geologically, it has very young, heterogeneous and diverse soils due to colluvial and alluvial deposits. At the same time, they present ancient and newer terraces. Topographically, there are piedmont soils (thin and stony, at the feet of the mountain range); terraces (deeper) and on the plain, formaded by the drag of fluvial and colluvial waters. The climate is stable, with warm, dry summers, and mild, short winters. Days are hot and nights are cool, with great termal osciallation helping the grapes, especially the red ones, mature optimally.

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