This valley located 195 km south of Santiago is one of Chile’s most traditional wine regions and is characterized by its gently rolling hills that are ideal for winegrowing.
Los Nichos Vineyard
Climate: a temperate Mediterranean-type climate predominates. On summer evenings the temperatures accumulated during the day drop in the foothills of the Andes, causing the cold, dense air to descend from the mountains into the valleys, cooling the grapes that grow near the mountains.
Soils: of alluvial origin related to the Lontué River that surrounds the vineyard, leaving different concentrations of stones, gravel, sand, silt, and clay. The Merlot grows on an alluvial terrace with sandy-loam on the surface and at depth with good drainage and depth.
Area planted: 233 hectares
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Viognier
Average Annual Rainfall: 600 mm