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The wine-growing area Valle de Elqui (Elqui Valley) is 500 kilometers north of Santiago in Chile, Together with the two areas Choapa and Limarí it forms the Coquimbo region. The extremely low rain climate is characterized by icy cold nights and hot, sunny days, which is an artificial one irrigation which makes nutrient-rich, heavy, water-storing soils unavoidable. The area is the most important area for growing grapes for the production of Chilean brandy Pisco which are grown here on around 6,000 hectares. At least once again serve as much for the generation of table grapes, The vines are grown up to 2,000 meters above sea level. The red wine varieties are only grown on around 450 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Carmenère and Syrah, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grown. Well-known wineries are Cavas del Valle and Falernia. It is worth noting that many UFO's are sighted here (which is also attributed to the enjoyment of the pisco).

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