Colchagua Valley

Located 181km south Santiago, 45km from the coast, this place has extraordinary conditions for red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Carménère.

Colchagua Valley

The Cordillera de la Costa allows marine breezes to enter the valley that has great influence on lowering temperatures at dusk, an especially important effect on the period of maturation.

The valley has a very dry and warm climate with rainy summers and winters (annually rainfall of 595 mm). During summer, south and southwesterly winds cause low nighttime temperatures with great daily thermal oscillation. The thermal condition is sub-humid with an average annual temperature of 14.9 ºC (57ºF).

The soil is of volcanic origin of granite rocks from geological formations such as glaciers, volcanic eruptions and local chemical reactions. It has clayish, loam-clayish and sandy soils of different depths that vary between 30 and 70cm.

Location

181 km. to the south of Santiago 45 km. from the coast.

Surface

348 ha.

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Carménère

Climate

Highly influenced by the Cordillera de la Costa. Very dry and warm climate; dry summers and wet winters.

Average annual temperature

14,9 ºC (57 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

595 mm.

Soil

Soil of volcanic origin. Soils of clayish texture, franco/clayish and sandy.