Elqui

General: The Elqui Valley is well known as Chile’s Northernmost and highest wine region. Is located close to La Serena city (approximately 1 hour flight or 6 hour drive from Santiago)

It is a transversal valley, also known for its Pisco production.  Clear blue skies and bright starlight nights are typical of this valley, and there are many star observatories in the area.  The combination of the local geography, geology and climate gives an excellent basis for fresh and spicy wines.

Currently is characterized by high altitude plantations, up to the heights of the Andes Mountains, even reaching 2.000 meters above sea level with amazing results, especially in relation to Syrah, which is calling wide attention to their expressions of minerality and freshness.

Climate: It is a well ventilated and dry valley, with only 70 mm of rainfall. The combination of the breezes arriving from the coast, the rising hills, and steep mountains reaching towards the Andes produce local microclimates, hot sun-drenched days and cold nights. Late evening and early morning mists.

Soils: Dry and arid on the border of the Atacama Desert and the steeply rising Andes mountains.

Varietals (hectares):

  • Syrah (80)
  • Sauvignon Blanc (71)
  • Carmenere (60)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (25)
  • Chardonnay (8)
  • Merlot (4)

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