Chile is a magical land that provides the best possible conditions to cultivate vines. The Maipo Valley – located in the central zone of Chile – offers more than 12,000 hectares in which the varieties can develop their features in an exceptional manner.
Approximately 94% of the land in the Maipo Valley is planted with red wine grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (6,669 hectares), Merlot (1,165 hectares), Syrah (1,140 hectares) and Carménère (1,000 hectares).
Viña Tarapacá has a vineyard known as Fundo Rosario Estate, called “The Natural Cloister of the Maipo Valley” because it is surrounded by natural walls that protect it. The Maipo River and the mountains form this environment in which the best Chilean wines are produced.
The 7 stages of the vine
The vines develop in the natural cloister, passing through 7 traditional stages over the 12 months of the year:
This is a long process that requires a great deal of dedication, meticulousness and expertise. Behind a glass of wine there are long hours of work in the Chilean winery, tasks in which both men and women in the Maipo Valley provide art and knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Chilean wines and renowned varieties
In Chile we cultivate the varieties that are the preferred choices of wine lovers:
Each of these stands out for its particular qualities and provides unique pairing options. However, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best varieties in the Maipo Valley and Gran Reserva Tarapacá is one of its best representatives. Chocolate and fruit such as blackberry or blackcurrant stamp their essence on the aroma of this wine, with its balanced texture and smooth tannins.
It should be noted that Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most commonly consumed varieties in the world and is used for pairing with red meats, duck, mushrooms and mature cheeses, among other dishes.
Chilean wines have a privileged origin and are appreciated and recognized all over the world thanks to the quality and tradition of Chilean winemaking. Today, Viña Tarapacá delights palates not only in Chile, but in the more than 50 countries to which it exports its wines, particularly those produced in the “El Natural Cloister of the Maipo Valley”.