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Chile’s Maule Valley

Eleanor Wade 0

One hundred and sixty miles from Santiago, in the hills of the Maule Valley where the climate is perfect for grape growing, It’s an area where sustainable and sensitive growing practices are employed, in all aspects of wine making.  The climate has been described as midway between that of California and France.

Cabernet Sauvignon’s from this valley are known for their history and elegance, and often show a tell-tale hint of mint. The Maule Valley, in particular, is known for its superb reds.  Chilean wines have now become the number 1 most imported wines in Vietnam. If you plan on visiting Vietnam, you might need a visa.

Our Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, quite intense and very aromatic, combing the zesty citrus fruits found in many of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and the herbaceous characteristics found in French wines. Chile’s natural climates are a big part of its success in the wine world. Cool ocean breezes and bright sunny days are a perfect combination for growing grapes throughout a long season.

According to the Chilean government, 7m people worldwide drink a glass of Chilean wine every day.One of our favorite wine writers, Isabelle Legeron, summed up our wonderful valley beautifully.“I witnessed firsthand that the North to South Chilean diversity of terroirs is only the tip of the iceberg. There is a plethora of tiny pockets of very different growing conditions dotted along the transversal axis. The cold air stemming from the Humboldt Current, the morning coastal fog hugging the ancient coastal range and the cool Andean air have more impact than latitude.  Chile is indeed a viticultural paradise and has perfected the process of winemaking”.

There can be no doubt that the Maule Valley climate and environmental conditions afford our winemaker the opportunity to plant a diversity of grape varietals that subsequently produce fine quality wines unlike any other in the world.