Limari

General: Limari Valley is a transversal valley, passing from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes Mountains. Located 400 Km. north from Santiago, close to the limit of the Atacama Desert . Previously associated with the production of Pisco, it is now recognized as an important wine zone.

The planting of Chardonnay increased by 177% last year and is now the dominant grape variety in this valley; it is planted near to the coast, where the sea breezes and calcareous soils help to produce wines with crispy and mineral notes. The planting of Syrah increased by 105% and is planted further inland, where dry climate and clear skies help to produce intense, fruity and full bodied wines with mineral notes.

Climate: The Limarí valley is considered as a  dry valley, with just 70 mm rainfall per year, low amount of rainfall makes irrigation absolutely necessary, with drip irrigation generally used.

Their geographical and climatic conditions provide a large area with a comparative advantage in the production of premium wines.
This valley - especially in the coastal sector - has a favorable climate for the production of quality wines because it receives the influence of cold winds from the sea, due to the Humboldt Current from the nearby Pacific brings fresh, cool air to the valley and morning mists to maintain mild summer temperatures. There is a large difference between day and night temperatures. This condition  may have made ​​wine aromas with rich and beautiful colors and fresh acidity.

Soils: Calcareous, high in minerals and stony soils. It has poor soils that make the plant is very vigorous and focus the aromas, resulting in concentrated and elegant wine.

Varietals (hectares):

  • Chardonnay (541)
  • Syrah (328)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (294)
  • Sauvignon Blanc (161)
  • Carménère (93)
  • Pinot Noir (61)
  • Merlot (54)


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