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Central Valley, Chile

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Region Profile

Central Valley, Chile

The Central Valley of California, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, is gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices and diverse range of wines. Stretching from the Sacramento Valley in the north to the San Joaquin Valley in the south, the Central Valley benefits from a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, making it ideal for viticulture. Natural winemakers in the Central Valley prioritize organic and sustainable farming methods, eschewing chemical additives and pesticides in favor of environmentally-friendly practices. They cultivate a variety of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel, with minimal intervention to produce wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and the purity of the fruit. The Central Valley's natural wines are known for their accessibility, fruit-forwardness, and affordability, with Cabernet Sauvignon offering rich dark fruit flavors, Chardonnay providing crisp acidity and tropical fruit notes, Merlot showcasing soft tannins and red berry flavors, and Zinfandel presenting bold, spicy characteristics. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, the Central Valley remains a key player in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of California's winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.

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Natural Wine from Chile

Imagine a country shaped like a super long chili pepper, and that's Chile! This place is obsessed with wine, with sunshine-soaked grapes ripening in valleys cooled by Pacific breezes. Think bold reds bursting with juicy berries (think carmenere and cabernet sauvignon!), but they've also got crisp sauvignon blanc for hot days and even some surprising chardonnay. Buckle up for a South American wine adventure unlike any other!