Chile - Casablanca Valley
Internationally recognized as one of the wine world’s premier cool climate growing regions, the Casablanca Valley is known for complex wines showcasing bright acidity and fresh fruit.
Known around the world as one of Chile’s premier wine growing regions, the Casablanca Valley is home to ideal climate and terroir, yielding world class red and white wines.Located only 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the Valley is influenced by the cold Humboldt Current. Fog arrives every morning, limiting the amount of sunlight and mitigating the heat, thereby prolonging the ripening period. The Coastal Mountain Range also helps control the heat by blocking warm air originating from the Maipo Valley. In fact, high daytime temperatures rarely reach above 80 F, while nighttime lows may reach the low 40s F. All of which results in wines showcasing bracing refreshing high natural acidity. Fissures created by the region’s porous granitic soil composition, with a topping of red volcanic soil, allow vines to drive deep into the soil layer and absorb minerality. Most often defined by its sleek, mineral driven white wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, it would be a mistake to overlook the Casablanca Valley’s world class offering of Pinot Noir and Syrah.