Maipo Valley

Located in the Metropolitan Region to the south of Santiago in the foothills of the Andes, which causes high thermal variation of 20ºC between day and night. It has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers, dry falls, moderate winters and springs free of frost.

Maipo Valley

Average annual rainfall varies between 300 and 450mm. The valley has stony soil which allows for good drainage.

This terroir is known as one of the best areas in the world for planting red varieties, especially Cabernet Sauvignon.

Location

40 km. to the south of Santiago in the piedmont of the Andes.

Surface

1,282 ha.

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

Climate

Semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Cold winter with moderate rains, warm and dry summer. Thermal oscillation which can exceed 20 ºC (68 º F).

Average annual temperature

13,9 ºC (57 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

400 mm.

Soil

Alluvial soil/ Colluvial soil.