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Casablanca (Chile)

The wine-growing area Valle de Casablanca (Casablanca Valley) is located 60 kilometers north of the capital Santiago between the Andes and the coastal cordilleras in Chile, It forms together with the two areas Aconcagua and San Antonio the Aconcagua region. The proximity to the Pacific provides constant moisture due to the strong morning mist. The vineyards cover almost 4,000 hectares of vineyards on mineral-rich and loamy soils. The range is particularly suitable for white wines of the dominant type Chardonnay, such as Sauvignon Blanc and also the rare one in Chile Riesling which occupy 75% of the area. The most important types of red wine are Pinot Noir and Merlot,

The area was only opened up for viticulture by the oenologist Pablo Morandé at the beginning of the 1980s. A wine tourist attraction is the "Ruta Aéreo del Vino", in which the small vineyards of the Casablanca and Maipo Valley overflown and stops at well-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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