Wines of Southern Chile and the Malleco Valley

August 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

The southernmost of Chile’s wine regions is the Malleco Valley. The Malleco Valley is noted for its hot dry summers and cold winters.  The high rainfall and short growing season make the area perfect for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir while difficult for other varietals.  The cool summer nights of the region help the grapes to have a high natural acidity and a full fruit flavor.

The wines from the Malleco Valley are relatively new and interest if you are interested in trying wine from this region we suggest a Chardonnay.

Vina Aquitania Chardonnay Sol de Sol
Winery by Bruno Prats and Paul Pontallier well known agronomists and oenologists from Bordeaux France partnered with Chilean Felipe de Solminihac and Ghislain de Montgolfier from the Champagne region.

“Bright yellow color and intense aroma of grapefruit, lemon, grilled hazelnut with a mineral touch.  On the palate a soft butter texture mixed with alive varietal fruit.  The intensity is enhanced by the excellent acidity.  The aftertaste is very long with an intense finish.”

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