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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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 Bisquertt

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

  • Viu Manent

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

  • La Finca

    Found in Trader Joe's as a regular item. 

  • 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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  • Bacán Cabernet Carmenere 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by SolidGroovin

  • Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    Oak and earth frame attractive black currant and weedy Cabernet aromas on the nose with lovely tar, grilled beef, and roasted chili nuance. Plump and smooth, showing real polish in the mouth with supple tannins and integrated acids supporting broad black cherry and black currant fruit. the wine shows more complexity on the nose and lacks a litt... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Apalta Cuvee Alex 2012


    Color: Bright light yellow.Nose: Fresh and clean, sweet citrus aromas such as tangerine and pears with sweet flowers.Palate: Fresh and elegant with nice texture and good acidity. Long finish.Service and Food Pairing: Serve cold at 10/12 °C (50/53 °C).The ideal companion for appetizers and seafood in general. -The Winery Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS

  • Varietal-Sauvignon Blanc Montgras Chili Sauvignon Blanc Colchagua 2006


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    Wine review by antass

  • Panilonco Reserve Carmenere 2010


    I am pleasantly surprised with this wine it's fruity and smooth at the same time. Read More

    Wine review by Maureen Gamba

  • Vina Montes Alpha Syrah Case Of 2010


    After trying some watery New York State reds yesterday, now we're talking. Full bodied earthy syrah bursting with pepper, earth, and dark fruit. Nice dark color and grapey aroma, but drinks very earthy. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Hacienda Araucano Pinot Noir 2011


    Earthy and a bit herbal on the nose with a sage like top note adding freshness and detail to the core of gently spicy cherry fruit. Smooth and polished to the point off this having no detail. Its well balanced and shows off some gentle spiced cherry flavors but it sort of just sits in your mouth with drying tannins that build across the palate a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Viña Peralillo Carménère Colchagua Valley Arenal 2010


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    Wine review by ceekaynj

  • Montes Merlot Alpha 2012


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    Wine review by romualdoalves

  • Shawnanna, I searched on your wine and got several hits.  This one appears to be selling it: one will quote the "lowest available price": Read More

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