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The Casablanca Valley is Santiago’s gateway to the sea.

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Valle Casablanca

56 Oscar Bonilla, Casablanca, Region V, Chile.

Map of the Casablanca Valley

The valley is located between the Coastal Range and the Pacific Ocean, 80 kilometers from Chile’s capital –Santiago– and just 20 kilometers in a straight line from Valparaíso, the country’s premier port city.

An area of cool climate influenced by the sea breeze that blows in from the Pacific Ocean. The frequent morning fog lifts around noon, giving way to clear afternoon skies.

The granite soil of variable depth rests over bedrock, allowing roots to explore the entire soil profile.

Cefiro

Grape varieties grown in this valley:

  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Nimbus

Grape varieties grown in this valley:

  • Chardonnay
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah
  • Merlot
Neblus

Grape varieties grown in this valley:

  • Syrah
Pinot del Cerro

Grape varieties grown in this valley:

  • Pinot Noir

Hillside Project

AN EXTENSIVE STUDY WAS LAUNCHED IN 2009 IN THE SINGLE COOL-CLIMATE MICRO-TERROIR EXISTING IN THE VALLEY.

The project considered using a specific portion of land on high mountains to plant vineyards that would produce Premium quality wines. The 3-year study evaluated a number of aspects, including exposure to sunlight, hillside perspectives and slopes, and in-depth study of the type of soil.
The outcome: A multidisciplinary team consisting of one viticulturist specialized in vineyard micromanagement, a winemaker specialized in Premium wines, and a geologist specialized in terroir, determined the scope and type of plantation, and chose the grape varieties, clones, orientation, training, pruning, and irrigation systems, among other variables.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS PROJECT

Total area under vineyard: 11.5 hectares
4 clones of Pinot Noir and 2 clones of Syrah
2 different rootstocks
Yield: 1 kg of grapes per plant
Between 4,000 and 6,600 plants per hectare.
30 to 70+-degree slopes
Granite soil of variable depth resting over fractured bedrock, which allows roots to explore the entire soil profile.

PASSION AND PRECISION VITICULTURE ARE THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF OUR WINES

Viña Casablanca’s actions are the result of deep and keen knowledge of each and every vineyard.
The agricultural department has also been actively involved in sustainable development, such as the ultra-premium vineyards on the eastern slope of Nimbus estate (Casablanca valley).

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