Tres Palacios is one of our favorite wines of late, and for good reason. There are some great stories behind it, and it comes from another small region in the Maipo Valey which should get some credit.
The Choliqui sector is another great wine producing region. It is located 16 km (10 miles) from the city of Melipilla. Cholqui is a closed valley 9 km (5.6 miles) south of the Maipo River, although it is separated from it by a chain of hills that surrounds the area to the north, east, and south. The Horcón de Piedra Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the Coastal Mountain Range, lies toward the eastern end of the valley. The western side is open to the influence of the Pacific Ocean 30 km (25 miles) away, and cooling breezes from the sea and inter-mountain circulation refresh the vineyards in the summer. This unique combination of geographical factors protects the region from extremes of heat and allows the grapes to ripen slowly and completely. In a setting reminiscent of the crater of a volcano, this terroir is unlike any other in Chile’s Central Valley and is one of the reasons why great wines are produced here.
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