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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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  • Carmenère

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

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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  • Viña Falernia

    The company was founded in 1998 after Aldo Olivier Gramola realised the potential for producing s...

  • Tabali Wines

    The winery started its vineyards plantations in 1993 in the exciting and promising Limari Valley ...

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  • Merino Syrah 2012


    Tight, astringent with a drying tannic chewiness. Loads of gamey aromas, blueberry and earth. Enough acidity to round out the finish. 89 points - drinnk now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Tabali Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Binny's 5/2016. Wow, what I love in white wines, dry and with a earthy musty chalky nose. I believe this is my first bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Spain. A keeper and I need to find another bottle to share with specific friends. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Tabali Viognier Reserva 2013


    This Viogner is incredibly light and not overly fragrant, which is quite a surprise for a Viognier, which I normally find more pungent in aroma. The first taste is mild and then it hits you with a sharp punch combining tastes of ripe peach, pear and melon with undertones of cantaloupe and kiwi. This wine is incredibly fruit forward and quite a... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • 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 Jake Pippin

  • Merino Merino Syrah 2012


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  • Merino Chardonnay 2012


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  • Mayu Carmenere-Syrah 2012


    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 Jake Pippin

  • Mayu Pedro Ximenez 2012


    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 Jake Pippin

  • Mayu Sauvignon Blanc 2012


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