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The Maule Valley is the largest wine region in Chile and is also the most diverse in terms of geography and climate, including flat, sunny valleys, coastal hills, and a long central corridor. Currently, it has more than 50,000 hectares planted with wine vines, of which 74% correspond to red varieties and 26% to white varieties. ...

In the recent Chilean wine report, Zekun Shuai, senior editor at JamesSuckling.com, highlighted the work done by Viña Morandé, mentioning its tireless and successful spirit of exploring new varieties and terroirs. In addition, it awarded excellent scores to more than 18 wines from the vineyard....

A reflection of the innovative and experimental spirit of Viña Morandé, Pionero is the reserve line of our wines that shows the potential of its varietals from the Casablanca and Maule valleys, where the expression of the fruit is our focus....

Since its beginning Viña Morandé has had a clear focus: quality and innovation that has undoubtedly been reflected in the continuous dedication to the national wine world. And it is that its pioneering spirit and its great vision of the future has led it to mark important milestones in the wine-growing history of our country....

Morandé's wine portfolio received great recognition from Tim Atkin. Added to the notable 95 points for Morandé Black Series Chardonnay 2020, are the 93 points for the 2019 vintage of Vigno and 93 points for Blanc de Noir, consolidating an extraordinary participation in the 2022 report of the English critic....

With superior quality wines, a deep respect for the terroir and a constant focus on innovation, Morandé creates a portfolio that reflect its dynamic and adventurous spirit, through wines that convey the best expression of the terroirs from which they come....

Its constant experimentation and audacity have allowed Viña Morandé to give life to unprecedented wines in the industry, coming from different denominations of origin and made through various vinification methods. And it is that Morandé presents a portfolio recognized for its innovative spirit and high quality, which attracts curious consumers in search of unique and exceptional wines....

There’s absolutely no doubt about it—2021 was a memorable year for Morandé wines. Prominent magazines and specialized media such as Decanter, Wine & Spirits, and Vinous, as well as the wine industry’s great critics Robert Parker, James Suckling, Tim Atkin, and others tasted and positively evaluated the different varieties....

Vigno, one of Viña Morandé's most exceptional wines, has been widely recognized in 2021 by the world's most significant specialized media, confirming the commitment the winery made more than 25 years ago to produce this variety in the Maule Valley...

The renowned Tasting Panel of LA CAV Magazine, one of Chile's most valued wine publications, chose House of Morandé 2018 as the Best Chilean Icon Wine....

In addition to the nomination of House of Morandé 2019 as Best Red Wine in Chile, Descorchados also recognized Viña Morandé as Winery of Year 2022, an award granted for the first time in the history of this influential publication to Chilean winery. Viña Morandé consolidates thus its spectacula participation in Chile's most prestigious wine guide....

In addition to the excellent acknowledgments granted to House of Morandé as Best Chilean Red, Best Red Blend, and Best Maipo Andes Wine, we would also like to point out some significant scores for other varieties of our brand’s portfolio, with an outstanding performance in the 2022 version of the prestigious Descorchados Wine Guide....

The excellent scores awarded by Descorchados 2022 to the wines that make up the Morandé Adventures range acknowledge the remarkable pioneering work carried out by our winery to rescue and highlight the Chilean heritage grape varieties. These recognitions also reward the originality achieved in remote vineyards, and in some of the country’s lesser-explored areas. ...

The wines by Viña Morandé received excellent scores in Luis Gutiérrez's latest report published by the US magazine The Wine Advocate. Gutiérrez especially highlighted the consistency of our Gran Reserva line, with scores ranging from 90 to 93 points, thus recognizing the signature of their noble origins and innovative winemaking methods....

We are pleased to let you know the excellent score granted by DWWA –one of the most important and influential wine contests of the world-, to our House of Morandé 2018. This high-end wine, one of the most emblematic Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley, also backed by a long history, was awarded a gold medal and 96 points. The acknowledgment was for its tannin structure of great finesse and its soft, elegant, and persistent ending on the palate. ...

We are pleased to communicate that our acclaimed Golden Harvest, Edición Limitada 2013 from the Casablanca Valley, was acknowledged as Sweet Wine of the Year by Tim Atkin, the renowned British wine critic. Golden Harvest is a unique late harvest wine, which Atkin awarded 96 points, produced in limited amounts and only under very special climatic conditions that allow its Sauvignon Blanc grapes to be 100% affected by botrytis cinerea or noble rot. 2013 was additionally a special vintage since it was the first time that our winemaker Ricardo Baettig and his team, managed to imprint the particular seal passed on to them by Pablo Morandé....

Until 2008, the grapes that gave life to our Edición Limitada wines and to our House of Morandé were received at the winery –after having been harvested in small boxes- to be submitted to a berry selection by hand. For this purpose, the grape boxes were emptied on a receiving hopper that moved them onto the de-stemmer. The berries, already separated from the stems, were then placed on a vibrating table that spread them out and led them to another, longer table....

In our vineyards of the Maipo Valley, where we grow exclusively red varieties, the 2020/2021 growing season displayed excellent conditions. The generous winter rains helped to considerably reduce the effects of the extended drought in the area, which allowed replenishing the groundwater and accumulating snow in the mountains, thus ensuring irrigation during the summer months....

Under the current circumstances, Tim Atkin, the well-known British critic and Master of Wine, was unable to travel to Chile to prepare his long-awaited Special Report on Chilean wines. Instead of touring the wine regions, visiting wineries, and interviewing different winemakers (as usual), for his 2021 report Atkin tasted the wines online. We share here with great pride, the excellent scores granted to Viña Morandé by one of the most respected voices in the international wine scene....

The thinning of clusters is a cultural practice used in high-end vineyards that consists of removing whole clusters or parts of them (such as shoulders, wings or tips) in order to reduce fruit load and improve fruit quality....

The 2021 harvest, whose growing season started in 2020, began with an excellent spring. And before that, with a winter that, although still deficient in precipitation, was much better than the previous year. This made it possible to recover, to a large extent, the water table and to accumulate abundant reserves of snow. In Maipo, rainfall increased from 60 to 180 mm and in Casablanca from 95 to 290 mm, although the historical levels were 350 and 410 mm respectively....

For Viña Morandé, sustainability has been essential in developing all its productive undertakings. Since its inception, this concept has permeated all aspects of its tasks, which include the work in the vineyards and at the winery, as well as its responsibility to its collaborators and its social environment....

While veraison –the process when grapes start changing their color- is slowly progressing in Casablanca, at Viña Morandé, we have taken a moment to share with you our impressions of the 2020-2021 growing season. And to make a forecast of what the next harvest might be in the valley where Pablo Morandé, founder of our winery, was a pioneer in planting vines a quarter of a century ago....

According to the prestigious North American critic, “the diversity of styles and varieties that Chile’s winegrowing sector is currently offering, especially related to Mediterranean grapes,” has been a great revelation. In line with this perception, two of Viña Morandé’s wines –Mediterráneo 2017 and Vigno 2018– were included in his 2020 Report that points out the country’s 100 most outstanding wines....

We are pleased to communicate that we’ve added a new sparkling wine to our portfolio. Made using the Charmat method, it keeps the same quality standards but will be more accessible as it is possible to purchase it both in supermarkets and in specialized stores....

After receiving the Local Kaizen Award-Chile 2019 in the category of “Excellence in Continuous Improvement System”, at Chilean Grape Group we are now very proud to announce that we’ve been granted the third prize at the Global Kaizen Award 2019. This award is the result of our commitment to carry out a strategic plan focused on implementing operational, administrative, and commercial excellence, thus delivering more value to customers, shareholders, and employees....

We received two outstanding visits last month in our Belén of Casablanca fields. The 24th we celebrated the arrival......

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