Maule Valley Wine

 

Maule is Chile’s largest winegrowing region, with over 31 thousand hectares under vine, and is also one of country’s oldest and most diverse valleys. As new traditions mix with the old, it is common to see vineyards full of old bush vines that were once Pais, the mission grape of Chile, revamped by more boutique wineries either by grafting new varieties onto the old rootstocks or by replanting new varieties in the vineyards.

 

Being so large, the region offers distinctive microclimates for both red and white wines, though it is best known for its powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and aromatic and spicy Carmenere wines. Overall, the soils are rich, volcanic soils, though certain areas of the valley have varying soil types. For example the area of Empedrado is dominated by slate soils.

 

The Maule Valley is dry and sunny and has a low annual rainfall of 28 inches, but the nights can be very cool. As a result, the grapes have a long growing season which allows for optimum Read more »

Varietals Produced in Maule Valley View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Carmenère

    History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Maule Valley View all

  • Vina La Reserva de Caliboro

    Searching for a new "Terroir" in the wine valleys of Chile was comparable to a treasure hunt. Fir...

  • Viña Segu

    The "Segu" vineyards are located in Melozal, in the Maule Valley, 300 kilometers south of Santiag...

  • CREMASCHI FURLOTTI

    The tradition of Viña Cremaschi Furlotti starts in Italy with my great-grandfather ", indicates P...

  • J. Bouchon

    A winery without a past is like a wine without character. At J. Bouchon, above all else, we belie...

  • Balduzzi

    The Balduzzi family has experience in winemaking since the 17th century. Its origin is located at...

  • Casa Donoso

    Our Guest House, an 19th Century Colonial Home, is especially designed to make your stay an unfor...

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  • Casas Patronales Syrah Reserva 2011

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    Good value like most of their wines. Needs some time to breathe. Bone dry but nice medium bodied hearty rustic red with earthy, leathery, and hints of the darkest fruits. 86 / 100 , also interesting to note I have drank 4 bottles and actually have noticed slight variation the previous one was somehow better than the current one. ?? Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Papi Demi Sec Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Too sweet Read More

    Wine review by sharirl


  • Garage Wine Co Perverso NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chilensis Carmenere Reserve 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Clos des Fous Cauquenina Organic 2011

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    Funk on the nose. A northern Rhone wine reborn in Chile at a value price. This wine is proof that price does not always indicate quality! This would be a $75 wine if from the Napa Valley. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Vina Tinajas Viejo Feo Merlot Maule 2005

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    Fantastic wine for price you pay Read More

    Wine review by Bemra


  • Apaltagua Reserva Malbec 2012

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    Fruity and spicy on the nose with plenty of nuanced nutty, nutmeg tinged oak layered in with blackberry, plum, and black cherry fruit. fruit forward, exuberant and bright in the mouth, this is supported by nicely judged, firm, little tannins and integrated acids that help to show off the spicy character of the fruit here. Rich yet remaining ad... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Meli Carignane Maule Valley Chile 2012

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    90% Carignane, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon My 7/8, the groups 1/8 Deep and focused on the nose with an earthy core, smoky nuance, and wild plum and wild cherry aromas. On the palate this comes off as a bit tannic and extracted, leading to a mid-palate thats a bit hollow. Darkly fruited and inelegant, this finishes with bitterness and vanilla, and wo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Meli Carignan Dueno de la Luna 2009

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    My 6/8, the groups 7/8 A bit raw and woody on the nose though with attractive violet nuances over a base of chocolate, herb and green nutty notes. Seamless on entry, with fine grained ripe tannins and nuanced tobacco, spicy plum, and oak flavors. This turns inky, bitter, and over-extracted on the backend and very clunky and chunky on the modest... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • De Martino Carignan El Leon Maule Valley Chile 2009

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    My 5/8, the groups 6/8 A touch herbal and slightly oaky on the nose with spicy black cherry fruit and hints of candied herb aromas. Bright, lean and a bit simple in the mouth. This shows off subtly mineral tinged wild red cherry fruit and red currant fruit on the palate with hints of herbs on the palate and through the moderately long finish, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Papi a wonderful sweet red. It has body, it is sweet but not a dessert wine.

    Comment by 431506Barbara Horne 431506 Barbara Horne


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