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The constant desire to find areas that best reflect the aromas and flavours of each of our grape varieties has led us to diversify our fruit production between different valleys within Chilean territory.

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1. Casablanca / The main geographical feature of this valley is the influence of the sea, entering from the Pacific Ocean and producing a morning mist that acts as a temperature moderator. This characteristic favours the best possible development of the vineyard, while requiring special treatment in srder to achieve the desired ripeness. The varieties that grow best in this zone are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
2. Maipo / This valley is the one with the greatest wine-producing tradition in Chile and is the most famous worldwide.  It has a temperate climate with a dry, hot summer. It is a zone that is almost frost-free and the rainfall is concentrated between April and September. The soils are alluvial in origin, stony, with good drainage and average fertility. Its climatic conditions favour the development of red wine varieties, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon.
3. Cachapoal / The valley has a warm climate with a high concentration of rainfall in the winter months, frosts in spring and high temperatures in the summer. Its climate helps red varieties to develop best. Although most of the planting corresponds to Cabernet Sauvignon, the main varieties identified with this valley are Merlot, Carmenère and Syrah.
4. Curicó / This zone has a sub-humid Mediterranean climate, influenced by the Pacific anticyclone. It is characterised by its strongly marked seasons, with rainy winters and dry summers, cloudless and sunny. The breadth of the thermal range, so necessary to obtain optimum quality, spans 20º C, allowing the adaptation of a number of varieties. The wines have a high concentration of fruit, with Sauvignon Blanc being the most representative.
5. Maule / climate of this region can be defined as sub-humid Mediterranean, though it is recognised as the valley with greatest climatic diversity of all the different areas. The rainfall is heavy and concentrated in winter and temperatures tend to be low, with greater thermal variation between day and night. The soils are alluvial and volcanic in origin. The main varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère.
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