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Rapel

The Rapel Valley (Valle del Rapel), named after the river of the same name, is located in the Valle Central region of Chile. The Rapel Valley runs 100 kilometres directly south from the edges of the Maipo Valley to the very edge of the province of Colchagua. The valley is flanked by mountain ranges (Andes and coastal chain) that protect it from the cold influences of the Pacific Ocean. It has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers with large temperature fluctuations between day and night and mild winters. The Rapel River brings fresh, mineral-rich meltwater down from the upper Andes. It is formed by the confluence of the Tinguiririca and Cachapoal rivers. The latter divides the Rapel Valley into the sub-areas of Cachapoal in the north (simple wines) and Colchagua in the south (fruity wines with structured acidity).

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