Maipo Valley, CHILE
Santa Rita Vineyard

Santa Rita Vineyard

Viña Santa Rita is located in the Metropolitan Region, south of Santiago in the foothill foothills of the Andes; It is causing a large thermal amplitude between day and night of 20. It has a Mediterranean climate marked by dry, hot summers, dry autumns, mild winters and frost-free spring.

The average rainfall ranging between 300 and 450 mm / year. The valley has rocky soils that allow good drainage.
This terroir is recognized as one of the best areas in the world for planting red varieties, especially Cabernet Sauvignon.

Location: 40 Km south of Santiago in the piedmont of the Andes..

Area: 1,282 ha.

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

Climate: semi-arid Mediterranean climate. dry cold winter and moderate rains, warm summer. thermal oscillation that can exceed 20 ° C (68 ° F).
T ° annual average 13.9 ° C (57 ° F).

Average annual rainfall: 400 mm.

Soil: Alluvial soil / ground Coluvial
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Los Vinos de Santa Rita Vineyard

Maipo Valley

In full metropolitan region is one of the areas with more wine tradition of the country, next to the Rio Maipo. It was in this area where the first vines benefited from excellent weather conditions and soil between the Andes mountains and the coast were founded. It currently has some 10,000 hectares planted.

With taking advantage of the Mediterranean climate with frost at specific times, the finest wines of the country, especially Cabernet Sauvignon strain emerges with its intense color, delicate aromas and fruity tones are removed.

The vineyards are located throughout the Maipo Valley, along the river of the same name, from the foothills of the Andes, at a height of 800 m / s / n / m to Isla de Maipo and Talagante to southwest of Santiago. This area is inserted into the head of the Central Valley. Its natural boundaries are, on the east, the Andes and the west, the Cordillera de la Costa; It has a natural slope from east to west in the first reaching 1,000 m / s / n / m and descending to the west with an average of 500-600 m / s / n / m. For its topography, growing grapes varies within just mentioned heights, usually ranging gentle slopes. The most relevant and nearby rivers are the Maipo and Mapocho, both torrential flow in the months of rain and snowmelt coming from the Andes.