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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 it forms the Valle Sur region. After Bío-Bío only the little Malleco follows as the southernmost Chilean area. The climate is cool and windy with enough rainfall. The vineyards lie along the Bío-Bío river on productive, sandy-stony soils from river deposits. In contrast to the more northern Chilean areas, sufficient rainfall does not make it artificial irrigation required.

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

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