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Valle Central, or Central Valley, is a large expanse of Chile that is one of the most significant wine producing regions in South America. It starts with the Maipo Valley around Santiago, all the way to the Maule Valley. There are many different types of terroirs and microclimates within it, as well as styles of viticulture from old school to modern. 
 
Valle Central is divided into four subregions, from north to south (and warmest to coolest):
*Maipo, the country’s most historic region, planted since the 16th century and home to the country’s oldest existing wineries. Closest to the capital Santiago.
*Rapel Valley, home to the famous Colchagua and Cachapoal subregions. 
*Curico Valley, pioneered in the 1970s by Miguel Torres and his disciples of modern viticulture.
*Maule Valley, one of the most prolific wine-producing regions in all of South America.
 
Most wines labeled as Central Valley or Valle Central can come from anywhere within these subregions Read more »

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • J & F Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon Araucano Reserva 2011

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    Smoky, herbal and a bit funky on the nose with plenty of dried herb notes and something vaguely sweet like tobacco accenting the raspberry fruit with its dried peach and dried orange top notes. Soft and fruity in the mouth, this is very easy to drink with supple tannins and integrated acids allowing the simple core of slightly peachy red cherry ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • J & F Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon Araucano Reserva 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Alto Los Romeros Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Araucano Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Chile 2012

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    A bit smoky and dense on the nose with some compact dry grass and soft white peach and grapefruit pith aromas along with a dusty top note. This is lovely in the mouth, bright and firm and focused with tension in the mouth and juicy flavors of citrus and sweet apple that extend across the fairly long mineral and tart finish. perhaps leaner and le... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Araucano Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Chile 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc Central Valley 2012

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    Showing a nice balance of herbal and fruity aromas with balanced notes of tarragon, fennel, lime and green apple topped with a hint of passionfruit. In the mouth this is smooth and polished with good acidity adding some lift to the pineapple and almost tangerine flavors that are framed with some subtle green vegetal notes but it really shines on... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc Central Valley 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Mancura Carmenere 2012

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    Wine review by anstett


  • La Huerta 2012

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    Two words: too tart. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Apaltagua Carmenere Rose 2012

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    Fruity on the nose with aromas of tart cherries that carry a little sweetness with them along with a little violet note. A bit broad and noticeably sweetish on entry, this has nice chunky fruit that recalls watermelon and cherries on the mid palate, ending with green strawberry notes on the light and refreshing finish. Juicy, plump fun and fresh... Read More

    Wine review by mark


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