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Cachapoal

The wine growing area Valle de Cachapoal (Cachapoal Valley) is 90 kilometers south of the chilenischn Capital city of Santiago de Chile in the Valle Central. Together with the similar area Colchagua it forms the northern half of the Valle de Rapel region. The Alto Cachapoal wine route 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 different microclimates. The vineyards cover around 10,000 hectares of vines on mineral-rich soils with sandy layers and lime and rubble in places.

It will be the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (with around half of the total area) Merlot. Syrah. Carmenère and Malbec ( Cot ), as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc cultured. Furthermore, there will also be special varieties for brandy Pisco grown. There are joint ventures between French investors from the Bordeaux, the 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, Corpora, Lapostolle, La Rosa, Misiones de Rengo and Morandé.

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