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San Antonio (Chile)

The wine growing area Valle de San Antonio (also San Antonio-Leyda Valley) is located between the capital Santiago and San Antonio in Chile, It forms together with the two areas Aconcagua and Casablanca the region of Aconcagua. The small area was only developed in the 1970s for viticulture. The vineyards cover only about 300 hectares of vineyards. The humid-cool climate is influenced by the Pacific just four kilometers away. On the loamy and calcareous dry soils are mainly the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, as well as the red wines Pinot Noir. Merlot, Malbec ( Cot ) Syrah and Carmenère grown. Well-known producers are Casa Marín, Garcés Silva and Matetic, which also make up the main part of the production.

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