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Cachapoal

The wine growing area Valle de Cachapoal (Cachapoal Valley) is 90 kilometers south of the chilenischn Capital Santiago de Chile in Valle Central. Together with the similar area Colchagua it forms the northern half of the Valle de Rapel region. The wine road "Alto Cachapoal" leads through the area crossed by the river of the same name. There is a Mediterranean climate with hot summers with large temperature fluctuations between day and night and mild winters. Depending on the proximity to the Pacific or the Andes, there are various microclimates. The vineyards cover about 10,000 hectares of vineyards on mineral-rich soils with sandy layers and in places lime and boulders.

It will be the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon (with about half of the total area) Merlot. Syrah. Carmenère and Malbec ( Cot ), as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc cultivated. Furthermore, there are also special varieties for the brandy Pisco grown. Especially at higher altitudes there are joint ventures between French investors from the Bordeaux to whom Alsace and from the Loire with long-established Chilean winemakers. Well-known producers are Altaïr, Anakena, Casas del Toqui ( Château Larose-Trintaudon ), Chateau Los Boldos, Córpora, Lapostolle, La Rosa, Misiones de Rengo and Morandé.

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