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The Chilean vineyards date back to the Spanish colonization in the XVIIth century. Their natural isolation, geographic extension spread and regional diversity convey to them a personality of their own. Their red and white wines, both complex and powerful, have gained worldwide success.
Surface : 205 000 hectares
Production : 12,5 Mhl
Consumption : 3,5 Mhl
Main wine regions
Located along valleys flowing down from the Andes to the Pacific coast
Since 2002, labeling of denomination of regional origin has been instituted. The indication « Varietal » guarantees that at least 75% in volume (85% for exports) of the wine correspond to the grapes, grape variety and the year of production of the region of denomination. The terms « Reserva » and « Gran Reserva » relate to ageing in oak barrels.
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