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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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Varietals Produced in Coquimbo View all

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Pedro Ximénez

    Ximénez, Jimenez, Ximénès, Pedro, Pedro Giménez, Pedro Jimenez, Pedro Khimenes, Pedro Ximénès, Pedro Ximenes De Jerez...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Tamaya Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker's Selection 2009


    Grassy on the nose. Lemon on the palate.Nice and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Viña Tabalí Reserve Carmenere 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by gtoro85

  • Viña Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006


    This is one of those instances where I feel I must have had a different wine from the other reviewers. What others refer to as "charred black cherry fruit" and "distinctive grilled flavor," had to me the faint taste of burnt rubber. This was not nearly as pronounced as in some South African wines that I've tried, for instance, but it did not m... Read More

    Wine review by gsfrnkln

  • Viña Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006


    My Rating 89. This wine has a more elegant approach to syrah.nose has elegant restrained berry caracter. Taste is dry with fine grained tannins, oak is very subdued, fruit is concentrated but not overpowering.Try it!! Read More

    Wine review by Wolle

  • Viña Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006


    From Chile's northernmost wine estate. Grapes sourced in the Elqui Valley. Malolactic fermentation.Full bodied. Pepper, smoke, game, plum. Smooth tannins. I purchased 3 bottles and finished them quickly. I decided to return for a case, but missed out. Looking to find more. I want to cellar some of this, even though it is such an inexpensive wine... Read More

    Wine review by AbottleAday

  • Tabali Reserve Merlot 2006


    Intense ruby in color with powerful red fruit aromas, plums, blackberries and a touch of cassis, leather and spice. Toasty notes of vanilla and caramel come from aging in barrels. On the palate it is concentrated and harmonious, with silky tannins and intense, polished finish. Read More

    Wine review by peterevans

  • Tabalí Merlot Tabalí Reserva 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by r155

  • Viña Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006


    This Syrah is dense, spicy and smokey, with plum, pepper and herbal notes to boot. Nice medium long finish. Great value at around $10. Read More

    Wine review by judgelog

  • Maycas del Limari Limari Valley Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2008


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    Wine review by lmitchell21

  • Tabali Reserve Carmenere Limari 2006


    Tabali Reserve Carmenere 2006My impression: It really surprised me its exquisite complexity, founded on the contradiction of the clash between a first pepperish contact with a chocolate end, which evokes the casks of French Oak where they lodged for one year. Agreeable meeting with the vineyard Tabalí, which sublimated the simplicity of a "cazu... Read More

    Wine review by Maurice Le Noir

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