Colchagua Valley Wine

Colchagua Valley is set close to the Coastal Range and to the sea. It is largely recognized as a traditional wine-growing region and is one of the best-known in Chile. This region offers big red wines, 90% of the region’s plantings, made from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and old vine Malbec. Climates in Colchagua vary, ranging from the Andes foothills to the cooler areas of Marchigue and Lolol which are closer to the Pacific Ocean.

There is a large range of soils here from fertile alluvial soils on the valley floor to sand and decomposed granite on the hillsides; in the west, schist, volcanic sands, and slate can also be found. Some of Chile’s top wineries are located in the Colchagua Valley and take great advantage of the hilly terrain to achieve optimum ripeness. Micro-areas such as Apalta, where Lapostelle’s Clos Apalta and Montes’ Alpha ‘M’ can be found, San Fernando, and Chimbarango offer more significant diurnal differences which help to bring out Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Viña Siegel

    Alberto was born in Santiago in 1946, third generation in Chile of a German family. His grandfath...

  • La Finca

    Found in Trader Joe's as a regular item. 

  • Casa Silva

    Viña Casa Silva is engaged in a continual quest to produce the best possible wines. The Silva fam...

  • Viña Los Vascos

    A pioneering adventure Grapevines were planted in the north of Chile in the 16th century, in the...

  • Viu Manent

    What exactly is one’s own? … ”That which identifies us and by which we can recognize ourselves.” ...

  • Viña Estampa

    The origin of Estampa’s name was nothing short of a miracle…, in Santiago, Chile, when a travelin...

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  • Ventisquero Carmenere Reserva 2013

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  • Araucano Carmenere Reserva Colchagua Valley 2013

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    Dark smoky blackberry aromas with meaty notes of barnyard and a nice salinity. Nicely ripe in the mouth and showing full ripe raspberry, cherry and cranberry fruit, clove spice and a hint of medicine towards the medium-short earthy finish. Read More

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  • Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    Aromatic and herbal with green peas, jalapeño and green bell pepper, lemon and golden berries. Quite unique. In the mouth it's more classic with grassy notes of lemon and lime, more green pepper and a tart acidic finish. Read More

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  • Casa Silva Cuvee Colchagua Carmenere 2013

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Hacienda Araucano Lurton Pinot Noir Colchagua Valley

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  • Panilonco Reserva Merlot Malbec

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  • Montes Twins Colchagua Valley 2012

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    Juicy and plush aromas of bright ripe red cherry and raspberry. Licorice and cream flavors in the mouth with tight acidity and full and rich red flavors of mixed berry and ripe cherry. This is quite fruity and carries a fair bit of zest but finishes very dry and drying with a good tannic chew. Read More

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  • Montes Alpha Syrah Chile 2012

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    Chalky earth and red fruit aromas with notes of powdered sugar and licorice, warm baking spice and a bit of heat. Tart and chewy in the mouth, this shows a lot of character with ripe black cherry and raspberry notes, zesty acidity and dark chocolate, with pleasant herbal notes and a huge load of spice - cinnamon, clove and a creamy finish. This ... Read More

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  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007

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  • Calcu Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Good wine as a starter and not too acidic Read More

    Wine review by kclark86


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