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 »

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  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Popular Wineries in Maule Valley View all

  • J. Bouchon

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

  • Casa Donoso

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

  • 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...

  • Balduzzi

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

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Maule Valley on Snooth

  • Late Harvest 2011

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    Wine review by fiorela12


  • Papi Demi Sec Merlot 2013

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    Wine review by Fortunlady


  • Zurdo Maule Valley Chile Merlot 2016

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    I am not a Merlot fan but this wine was surprisingly complex with it being young and not spending time in the oak. Maybe? for me; Merlot needs to be steel vatted!? Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Bellflower Maule Valley Chile Chardonnay 2016

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    an un-oaked Chardonnay may appeal to a vegan: but my refined palate needs this wine to spend time in the oak. I struggled through the bottle with this wine that seemed to be bland. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • We've had a few Viognier wines over the years, but not many.  It just ... blend from Botalcura in the Maule Valley.  It was decent and I would recommend it to my friends.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier Virgin


  • Wild Orchid of Chile 2013

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    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not know where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid.It was made by the Chilean Wine Company in that country's Central Valley in the foothills of the Andes overlooking the Pacific.It is called Wild Orchid Rose and there is a picture of a rose on the label although the wine itself is whit... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Tricky Rabbit Sauvignon Blanc Carmenere Reserva 2015

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    Wine review by hipwine


  • Casas Patronales Carmenere 2014

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    2014 vintage as impressive as 2013, medium to full bodied dry Chilean red with dark fruit, earth, and coffee notes, smooth finish for this price point $6 what are you kidding me all day, barefoot and yellowtail got nothing on this one, their Merlot is good too, 87 pts and six bucks at my store Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Sierra Batuco Red Blend Reserva 2013

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    a pleasant taste and blend indicating the wine from Chile is becoming exceptional. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Casas Patronales Merlot 2015

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    Pretty good for the price, medium bodied dry, earthy with some dark fruit and red fruit notes, also like a hint of black coffee typical of Chilean reds. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • 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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