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Vineyards in Chile's Aconcagua Valley Wine Region

Located 40 miles north of Santiago (Chile's capital city), Aconcagua is one of the country's five principal wine regions and is composed of four minor wine districts; Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua Costa, Aconcagua Valley and San Antonio Valley. The Casablanca Valley takes its name from the commune of Casablanca and vines were first planted here in the mid-1980s during the revitalisation of the Chilean wine industry. Casablanca quickly became known for its white wines, most notably Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Noir, which thrives in its cooler climate. Although the valley is located at 33°S, much closer to the Equator than any European vineyard, viticulture here is possible because of the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean, in the shape of cool morning fog and greater cloud cover than is found elsewhere in the north of Chile.

The Aconcagua Costa wine region came to fruition in 2012, after Viña Errázuriz’s longstanding quest to establish the coastal section of the Valle de Aconcagua. Located just 12 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean the region benefits from the cooling influence of the sea and combined with the unique terroir of the surrounding hills is an ideal area for growing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The wines produced here are very elegant, with extraordinary aromatic intensity, tremendous freshness and crisp acidity.

The Aconcagua Valley region takes its name both from the province where it is located, San Felipe de Aconcagua, and also from the Aconcagua mountain, the highest peak in the Andes at 6,956 meters (22,828 feet). The snow-capped peak of Aconcagua and the surrounding mountains delivers essential melt water to the valley below. This small wine growing region has become renowned for its red wines, which have earned international acclaim, with Vina Errázuriz’s “Seña” placing ahead of both Château Lafite and Château Margaux in blind tasting held in Berlin in 2004, a milestone for the Chilean wine industry.

The San Antonio Valley is a new up-and-coming wine region located 62 miles west of Santiago, very close to the sea and south of Casablanca. As with other Chilean wine regions its proximity to the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean allows for the production of very fine wines. The San Antonio Valley is divided into four small sub-regions: Leyda, Lo Abarca, Rosario, and Malvilla.

 

 

Morandé Pionero Pinot Noir Reserva 2018

From £9.50 - per bottle
The Morandé Pionero Pinot Noir Reserva is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes... Read More...
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De Martino Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019

From £9.75 - per bottle
A fresh, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from the cool, coastal Casablanca region of Chile... Read More...
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Lapostolle Grand Selection Chardonnay 2018

From £11.50 - per bottle
A refreshing Chardonnay from Chile's cool climate Casablanca Valley... Read More...
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Matetic Corralillo Sauvignon Blanc 2018

From £11.95 - per bottle
Great body and elegance with refreshing acidity and juiciness on the long lasting aftertaste... Read More...
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Viña Echeverría Pinot Noir Gran Reserva 2017

From £11.95 - per bottle
A rich and elegant Pinot that combines aromas of cooked strawberries with hints of chocolate... Read More...
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Matetic Corralillo Gewürztraminer 2016

From £12.95 - per bottle
Concentrated with creamy ripe fruits and a long intense finish... Read More...
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Haras de Pirque Albaclara Sauvignon Blanc 2017

From £12.95 - per bottle
Inspired by the astonishing sunrises over its vineyards, the Haras de Pirque Albaclara... Read More...
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Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2017

From £13.50 - per bottle
A combination of vivacity and elegance, this Sauvignon Blanc is attractive for its bright aromatic profile and structure on the palate... Read More...
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Morandé Pinot Noir Gran Reserva 2017

From £13.95 - per bottle
Award-winning Pinot Noir sourced from a single vineyard in Chile's Casablanca Valley... Read More...
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Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2018

From £14.50 - per bottle
A concentrated, fruity, fresh and very tasty biodynamic & organic Sauvignon Blanc... Read More...
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Viña Ventolera Litoral Sauvignon Blanc 2018

From £14.50 - per bottle
The Viña Ventolera Litoral Sauvignon Blanc is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes... Read More...
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Viña Ventolera Litoral Pinot Noir 2014

From £15.95 - per bottle
The Viña Ventolera 'Litoral' Pinot Noir is a full flavoured and expressive wine... Read More...
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Matetic Corralillo Pinot Noir 2016

From £16.50 - per bottle
Elegant Pinot Noir with soft tannins, vibrant acidity and a juicy, long aftertaste... Read More...
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Matetic Corralillo Syrah 2015

From £16.50 - per bottle
A finely structured, intense and complex Syrah... Read More...
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Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2015

From £16.50 - per bottle
A full, voluptuous biodynamic and organic Chardonnay from leading Chilean producer Matetic... Read More...
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Arboleda Carménère 2016

From £16.95 - per bottle
A ripe, elegant, smooth and satisfying Carménère, rich in dark berry fruits and spice... Read More...
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Arboleda Chardonnay 2017

From £16.95 - per bottle
A refined and elegant Chardonnay made in the style of white Burgundy... Read More...
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Arboleda Syrah 2016

From £16.95 - per bottle
This intense and enticing wine is characterised by its balanced body and outstanding soft tannins... Read More...
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Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay 2016

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Lapostolle's Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay is a single vineyard white wine that is grown... Read More...
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Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

From £16.95 - per bottle
A wine that offers the signature blackcurrant fruit and cedar notes of its grape variety... Read More...
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Arboleda Pinot Noir 2016

From £19.95 - per bottle
An elegant Pinot Noir  with a fresh and savoury palate, from cool climate Chile... Read More...
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De Martino Parcela 5 Sauvignon Blanc 2017

From £21.00 - per bottle
Parcela 5 is an intense, deep and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca... Read More...
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Matetic EQ Granite Pinot Noir 2014

From £22.50 - per bottle
An award winning cool climate Pinot Noir produced according to organic and biodynamic principles... Read More...
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Matetic EQ Cool Climate Syrah 2014

From £22.50 - per bottle
A smooth, complex, cool-climate Syrah sourced from biodynamic vineyards... Read More...
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Viña Ventolera Pinot Noir 2016

From £23.95 - per bottle
Ventolera is a lovely earthy, warm and savoury style of Pinot Noir that... Read More...
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Matetic Syrah 2014

From £50.00 - per bottle
A serious expression of Syrah from the Chilean masters of Biodynamics - Matetic... Read More...
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