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Casablanca (Chile)

The Casablanca Valle de Casablanca (Casablanca Valley) is located 60 kilometers north of the capital Santiago between the Andes and the Cordillera Chile, It forms together with the two areas Aconcagua and San Antonio the region of Aconcagua. The proximity to the Pacific ensures constant humidity due to the strong morning fog. The vineyards cover nearly 4,000 hectares of vineyards on mineral-rich and heavily loamy soils. The range is particularly suitable for white varieties of the dominant Chardonnay, as Sauvignon Blanc and also rare in Chile Riesling that occupy 75% of the area. Most important red wines are Pinot Noir and Merlot,

The area was first opened in the early 1980s by the oenologist Pablo Morandé for viticulture. A wine tourist attraction is the "Ruta Aéreo del Vino", where the small vineyards of the Casablanca and the Maipo Valley flown over and stations are made on known wineries. Well-known producers are Carmen Casas del Bosque, Concha y Toro, Indómita, Lapostolle, Laroche, Morandé, Santa Carolina, Santa Rita. Terra Noble. Veramonte, Villard, Viña Casablanca, Viñedos Emiliana.

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