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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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Carmenère

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

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  • Viña Estampa

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

  • Viu Manent

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

  • Viña Bisquertt

    Bisquertt is a family-owned company belonging to the Bisquertt family and it currently is one ...

  • Viña Siegel

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

  • 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...

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  • Estampa Red Blend Colchagua Valley Estampa Reserve Syrah-Cabernet-Merlot 2007

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    Wine review by bjn1495


  • Root 1 Carmenere 2011

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    Wine review by Greyeyes24


  • Montgras Quatro 2011

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    Wine review by jjsadler007


  • Veramonte Primus the Blend 2010

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Viu Manent Malbec Colchagua Valley Reserva 2008

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    Colchagua Valley. Amazing wine for the price. Very well balanced and drinkable. Probably would be good In a couple years. Black cherry nice big red. Read More

    Wine review by bambooken


  • Calcu Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Ripe plum, black fruit, combined with herbal and smoky notes that give it depth. The palate has lots of cassis and tar, finishing with dry tannins. Drinking nicely now. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau


  • Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Purple Angel By Montes 2006

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    This wine has been brooding in my cellar for about 4 years and I am not a believer in antipodal wine longevity. Perhaps I should change that opinion for this sanguineous wine is holding strong at age 7 years with notes of cassis on the nose followed by semi-sweet blackberry and bitter almond on the palate. Very mouth filling medicinal and warm... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Calcu Carmenère 2010

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    A bit tight on the nose with slow to emerge floral, oak and red fruit aromas that turn rather woodsy and savory Rather well balanced in the mouth this shows integrated acids and soft tannins supporting simple herb, ash, cafe au lait and allspice inflected wild berry fruit that has a slightly creamy texture. The finish shows a fair amount of wood... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Apaltagua Carmenere Grial Reserve Apaltagua 2008

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    A touch candied on the nose but with good definition to the slightly smoky and leather aromas of medicinal herbs, black fruit, licorice and vanilla. A touch on the low acid side, this does show significant tannins, adding a little bit of a rough edge to the palate. There's a nice lashing of oak here, under which one finds slow to emerge black be... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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