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The Coquimbo Valley is a region that encompasses the Elqui, Limarí and Choapa Valleys in northern Chile. The low altitude area is very hot and dry, close to the Atacama desert. 
 
Most of the grapes in the region are harvested for the distillation of Pisco, the national brandy. However, some quality wine production has emerged in recent years thanks to modern irrigation and rock-clearing for plantings in places with higher altitudes into the Andes. 
 
Red wines are produced mainly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Whites from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pedro Ximénez

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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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Carmenère

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

Subregions of Coquimbo

  • Elqui Valley

    Reaching far to the north of Chile is the Elqui Valley whose climate, despite being so close to...

  • Limarí Valley

    Reaching far to the north of Chile is the Limari Valley whose climate, despite being so close t...

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  • Tabali Wines

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  • Viña Falernia

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Coquimbo on Snooth

  • Maycas del Limari Reserva Syrah 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Merino Chardonnay Limestone Hill 2012

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    Wine review by JakePip


  • Merino Chardonnay 2012

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  • Mayu Carmenere-Syrah 2012

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    Smoke and berries. 55% Carmenere and 45% Syrah coming from Chile's Elqui valley make this a juicy wine, full ripe red and black fruit and waves of smoked meat (think roasting a whole pig). The sun is very intense in Elqui, so the skins on these grapes are actually considerably thicker than in other part of Chile. This adds to the smokey, spicine... Read More

    Wine review by JakePip


  • Mayu Pedro Ximenez 2012

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    Typically seen as sweet Sherry, this is one of the first dry Pedro Ximenez wines coming from South America. Mayu PX maintains a refreshing acidic edge while coming across as luscious and extremely refreshing. This is like nothing I had tasted before and is definitely worth a sip. If you like Torrontes, Alberino, or any other obscure whites, give... Read More

    Wine review by JakePip


  • Mayu Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Wine review by JakePip


  • Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay 2012

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    Nose is characterized by green apple and vanilla. Good acid balance and good amount of extract. Not as big as the 2011. My rating -- 88. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Vina Tabali Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    Wine review by mrsrhampton


  • Tabali Reserve Viognier Limari Chile 2008

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    Fresh and bright! Good representation of the best of the varietal. Soft floral notes of white flowers and jasmine, green tea, and lemony citrus. Medium acidity. Great summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by mrsrhampton


  • Vina Falernia Carmenere Elqui Valley Chile 2007

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    Very smooth with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Very easy to drink - a favorite! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


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