Casablanca has become one of the main tourist spots for wine enthusiasts. It is located 18 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean and 64 kilometers from Santiago and is surrounded by the Coastal Range. Its cool climate features important temperature differences between day and night. The proximity of the ocean produces morning fogs almost every day. The soil has a clay texture and is rich in decomposed minerals brought in by the thaw waters of the Andes. Conditions in this valley are particularly suitable for white varieties as well as Pinot Noir.
Indómita’s winery in Casablanca overlooks the approximately 100 hectares of vineyards that produce Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.View gallery
The history of Chilean wine production begins in this valley located in the vicinity of Santiago and surrounded by the Andes and the Coastal Range. The area has a stable climate with warm days, cool nights and significant temperature differentials between day and night. Only the highlands of the valley are sometimes affected by frosts. This ensures the best ripening conditions for red wine grapes. The flat soil has an abundance of minerals, a sandy-clay texture and good drainage, and is irrigated by thaw waters.
The winegrowing region is divided into three main farming areas: Maipo Alto, Maipo Medio and Maipo Costa. Maipo Medio is the sunniest of the three. It lies at approximately 550 meters above sea level and is the place of choice for producing fruity and silky red wines. Further uphill, Maipo Alto has a cooler climate and produces wines with a firmer body and higher tannic structure. The lowest of the three appellations is Maipo Costa, located in the vicinity of the Coastal Range. The fresh ocean winds contribute to the production of enticingly acidic wines.
In this area, Indómita owns approximately 500 hectares of vineyards scattered in three properties.View gallery
Located some 500 kilometers south of Santiago, the area is cool and windy, even in summer. Annual precipitation reaches 1,100 mm. The soil is sandy and rocky, with an abundance of organic river deposits that make it rich and fertile. These conditions provide a favorable ground for noble varieties, which require a prolonged ripening period. The result is a variety of fresh wines of remarkable acidity, especially Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.View gallery