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Bío-Bío

The wine-growing area Valle de Bío-Bío (also VIII Bío-Bío Región, Bío-Bío Valley) is located 500 kilometers south of the capital Santiago in Chile, Together with the two areas Itata and Malleco he forms the Valle Sur region. After Bío-Bío only follows the small Malleco as the southernmost Chilean area. The climate is cool and windy with enough rainfall. The vineyards lie along the river Bío-Bío on high yielding, sandy-stony soils of river deposits. In contrast to the northern Chilean areas is by sufficient rainfall no artificial irrigation required.

Here, especially the traditional Moscatel de Alejandría ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ) and País ( Listán Prieto ) grown. Other varieties are Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Riesling. Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir, It will be easy mass wines, but increasingly also produces quality wines from international varieties. The winery Viña Canata describes itself as southernmost winery the world (but others claim as well). Other producers include Carpe Diem, Don Francisco and VinSur.

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