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Curicó

The wine-growing region of Valle de Curicó (Curicó Valley) is located in the Valle Central in Chile, some 220 kilometres south of the capital Santiago. It is divided into the two sub-areas Teno and Lontué. The climate is temperate, Mediterranean, with hot summer days and cool, humid nights, as well as winters rich in rain due to the influence of the Pacific high pressure area. The vineyards cover 19,000 hectares of vineyards on mineral-rich and water-permeable soils with sand and scree at higher altitudes. They are supplied by numerous irrigation channels fed by the Teno and Lontué rivers

The white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The origin of viticulture goes back to the Correa Albano family of winegrowers, who introduced French grape varieties here in 1851. The Spanish oenologist Miguel Torres Carbó (1909-1991), who founded the Miguel Torres winery in 1979 and was the first in Chile to introduce stainless steel tanks and barrique barrels, played a major role in the upswing. He also founded the traditional annual vintage festival "Vendimia". Other well-known producers are Canepa, Córpora, Montes, San Pedro and Valdivieso.

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