Limarí Valley Wine

Reaching far to the north of Chile is the Limari Valley whose climate, despite being so close to the equator, are classified as cool climate growing areas.

Limari Valley, though considered a generally new region, has a winemaking history dating back to the 16th century. What makes this a “new” region, however, is the innovation and technology combined with exploration of new microterroirs that have shed new light on the region’s potential.

The Limari Valley is greatly affected by the cooling morning fog that is caused by the Pacific Ocean which covers the area in the morning, but clears as the afternoon’s hot sun rises. The region is very dry – less than 4 inches of rain annually – but irrigation has made vine growing possible here. The lack of water, however, encourages the vines to dig deep into the soils and, in turn, there is a pronounced effect of minerality found in the wines.  The variation in soils consisting of clay, silt, and chalk allow for expressive Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Tabali Viognier Reserva 2013

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Merino Chardonnay Limestone Hill 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Merino Merino Syrah 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Merino Chardonnay 2012

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    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • 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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    No written review

    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


  • T.H. Syrah 2008

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    Solid Syrah! Notes of black pepper and tar. Smooth on the palate with lots of black fruit. Long finish. Loved this off the beaten path Syrah from Chile. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau


  • Maycas del Limari Limari Valley Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2007

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    Clean and bright light yellow, with green nuances. Mineral and citric aromas with subtle notes of yellow apple and hazelnut. Fresh and mineral, smooth and juicy with long and pleasant aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by josefinamujica


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