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Curicó

The wine region Valle de Curicó (Curicó Valley) is located in the Valle Central in Chile around 220 kilometers south of the capital Santiago. It is divided into the two sub-areas Teno and Lontué. The climate is temperate, Mediterranean, with hot summer days and cool, humid nights, as well as rainy winters due to the influence of the high-pressure Pacific region. The vineyards cover 19,000 hectares of vineyards on mineral-rich and water-permeable soils with sand and rubble in higher altitudes. They are fed by numerous from the Teno and Lontué rivers irrigation canals provided.

It will be the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, The origin of viticulture goes back to the Correa Albano family of vintners, who introduced French grape varieties here in 1851. The Spanish oenologist Miguel Torres Carbó (1909-1991), who owned the winery in 1979, played a major role in the upswing Miguel Torres founded and was the first in Chile to introduce stainless steel tanks and barrique barrels. He also founded the traditional annual vintage festival "Vendimia". Other well-known producers are Canepa, Corpora, Montes. San Pedro and Valdivieso,

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