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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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Concha Y Toro Frontera Carménère Premier 2011

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    09 Read More

    Wine review by butitta


  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet-Syrah Blend Casillero del Diablo 2009

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    Intense and somewhat extracted smelling with deep black currant and jellied black fruit aromas topped with peppery hints of oak spice and tobacco. This enters the mouth with surprising softness, the lowish acidity lends volume to this on the palate but robs it of some of its liveliness. The flavors are deep and fairly intense with earth, tobacco... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Torres Santa Digna Carmenère Reserva 2009

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    Deep fruity nose, dark berries and chocolate, mellow, soft tannins, nice finish Read More

    Wine review by bobcatpunk


  • Concha Y Toro Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2010

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    My first wine from Chile. Due to its imported nature does not compete with South African wines of the same price range. Disappearing act, with a very juice like experience. Therefore easy to drink Cabernet, with no surprises. Read More

    Wine review by Heiko7


  • High Tide Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc Chile Valle Central 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Noblesse Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Deep purple colour, and nice nose with oak and spices. Good for its price Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    For a box wine, it's a great value for the supper table. Some fruit, some tannins, very basic and pairs well with grilled meats, pizza and tomato based dishes. Read More

    Wine review by hobowiretoaster


  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Sunrise 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc Casa Silva 2011

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    Casa Silva is one of the pioneering wineries exploring the coasts of the Colchagua valley in Chile, where it is much cooler than in the inland valley. The are planting Sauvignon Blanc and the Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc is the result! I love this wine, the crisp striking acidity and refreshing notes of lemon, lime and just a hint of bell pepper g... Read More

    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Apaltagua Apaltua Rose of Carmenere 2011

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    I never would have thought of Carmenere making anything close to a Rose, but I was so wrong. Apaltagua hit the nail on the head and is producing one of the best Chilean Rose wines out there. This really reminds me of Provencal Roses' with the crisp refreshing dryness and wonderful array of light berry flavors. This is a perfect Rose for the summer. Read More

    Wine review by Jake Pippin


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