CHILEAconcagua


ACONCAGUA IS    @Valparaiso

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc 9%, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Carmenere 15%, Pinot Noir 8%, Merlot 6%, Cabernet Franc, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY Chile, Zona Central, North of Santiago-City(65km.), LATITUDE: 32.6° S

  • BORDERS– Central Valley(South-West), On~Pacific~Ocean~
  • Sub-Zones– Aconcagua Valley, Casablanca Valley, Marga Marga Valley, San Antonio Valley, Zapallar

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Aconcagua) SLOPES/ Andes Mountains

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Loam, Clay, Sandstone

CLIMATE Mediterranean

  • Interior- Dry, Cooled by Andes
  • Coast- Cooled by Pacific/ Humbolt Current

VITICULTURE 1,200ha. Planted

CULTURE Aconcagua Takes Name From Aconcagua(South America’s Highes Peak)


**Aconcagua Valley Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com


ACONCAGUA VALLEY DO.     @San Felipe

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc 12%, Chardonnay 7%
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 31%, Syrah 16%, Carmenere 12%, Pinot Noir 10%, Cabernet Franc, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY– Chile, REGION-Aconcagua, LATITUDE: 32° S
    • North-East of Valparaiso-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Aconcagua)”, On~Aconcagua~River~
    • COAST– Quillota
      • Estate/ Producers– Ardoleda, Montes
    • INTERIOR– Hijuelas, Catemu Panquehue, Llaillay, San Felipe
      • Estate/ Producers
    • ANDES– Santa Maria, Calle larga, San Esteban
      • Estate/ Producers
    • Estate/ Producers(Not In Named Sub-Zone)– Errazuriz(Produces…Sena “Collaboration/ Mondavi”), Von Siebenthal
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, ”Volcanic”, ”Sedimentary, Alluvial
    • West-Granite, Clay      East-Clay, Sand
  • CLIMATE=Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE– 1,400haPlanted
  • CULTURE
    • PIONEERS~ ~Maximiano Errazuriz~ Founded Errazuriz Winery 1870
      • ~Eduardo Chadwick~ Current Costodian

CASABLANCA VALLEY DO.      @Casablanca

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Chile, REGION-Aconcagua,  @Hw.#68, LATITUDE: 33° S
    • North-West of Santiago-City(80km.), South-East of Valparaiso-City(    km.)
    • Near Pacific Ocean(25km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Casablanca)”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, ”Volcanic”, ”Sedimentary, Clay, Sand, Decomposed Granite
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Maritime Influence
    • Spring Frost, Morning Fog, Influence by Humboldt Current
  • VITICULTURE– 6,000haPlanted
    • CHALLANGES– Nenatodes- Pest That Kills Roots…Grafting Need
  • VINICULTURE–  Wine From Casablanca Valley Possess Pronounced Salinity
    • Estate/ Producers– Aresti, Los Barbaros(Nat.Pro.), Casas Del Bosque, Dominique Derain, Dos Almas, Echeverria, Esperando, Indomita, Kalfu, Kingston, Loma Larga, Matetic, Montsecano(4ha.), Ritual, Santa Rita, Tapihue, Veramonte(404ha.), Vina Ventisquero, Vina Morande(Belen)(129ha.), Yali
    • Vineyards– Kingston, Los Boldos
  • SUB-ZONES Of CASABLANCA VALLEY
    • LO OVALLE
    • LAS DICHAS

SAN ANTONIO VALLEY DO.     @San Antonio

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Chile, REGION-Aconcagua(South), LATITUDE: 33° S
    • West of Santiago-City(80km.), West of Coastal Mountain Range
    • On~Pacific~Ocean~(Near/ 3km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHYRolling/ Hilly/ Valley(San Antonio)
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, ”Volcanic”, ”Sedimentary, Calcareous, Granite, Clay
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Maritime Influence, Humboldt Current
  • VITICULTURE– 2,300haPlanted
    • CHALLENGES– Wind, Fog
  • VINICULTURE
    • Estate/ Producers–  Cono Sur, Matetic, MontGras, Quinta Cruz, Undurraga
    • Vineyard– Cipreses, Pierce Ranch
  • SUB-ZONES Of SAN ANTONIO VALLEY
    • MALVILLADistrict
    • LO ABARCADistrict
      • Estate/ Producers– Casa Marin
      • Vineyards– Miramar
    • ROSARIODistrict
    • LEYDA VALLEYDistrict  **Refer to Leyda Valley DO. For Detailed Information

LEYDA VALLEY DO.     @San Antonio

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Chile, REGION-Aconcagua(South), In San Antonio Valley DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Leyda)”, LATITUDE: 33° S
    • On~Pacific~Ocean~(Near)
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, ”Volcanic”, ”Sedimentary
    • Clay, Loam Over a Granite Base, Bedrock From Jurassic Period(200 Million Years)
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Maritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Amayna, Aresti, Casa Marin, Echeverria, Garces Silva, Kalfu, Leyda, The Show, Undurraga, Ventolera, Ventisquero
    • Vineyards– Kadun, Las Brisas, Neblina
  • SUB-ZONES Of LEYDA VALLEY
    • CARTEGENADistrit
    • ALGARROBODistrit
    • SAN JUANDistrit
    • SANTO DOMINGODistrit

MARGA MARGA VALLEY DO.     @

  • WHITE= Frontigan
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– Chile, REIGON-Aconcagua(South), Valparaiso
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Valley(Marga)”
  • VITICULTURE– ?   haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Oro Blanco

ZAPALLAR DO.     @San Antonio

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvingon, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– Chile, REGION-Aconcagua(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Montes


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced