The Rapel Valley in Chile is a region famous for the production of wine, in particular Merlot and Sauvignon, located in the central area of the country, flanked on both sides by mountain ranges. Here the climate is sunny all year round, the region is in fact warm and dry, but still refreshed by the currents of cold air coming from the Andes, factors that influence the quality of the cultivated wines, making them particularly fragrant.
The wines of the Rapel Valley, which represent a quarter of the country's production and are characterized by refined and clean flavors, today can boast exceptional quality thanks to technologies always more advanced, introduced in the country since the late 70 '. These include the use of stainless steel tanks in place of traditional wooden vats, but also more advanced drip irrigation systems, which are indispensable for keeping the ground moist in a place where rain is poor.
The vine cultivation in Rapel Valley dates back to 1500 when the Pais was planted for the first time, still widespread. Later, around the mid 1800s, many varieties were imported from France, including the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot typical of the Rapel Valley, which is in fact known for the main production of red varieties, although there are also plants of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Thanks to the innovative agronomic practices adopted on site, which allow to reduce the yield of grapes per hectare, and the refinement in steel tanks and in barrels, the wines in bottle of the Rapel Valley have reached a very high quality. Technologies aside, the merit goes also to the particularly suitable lands of the area, which contribute to the uniqueness of the local wines. To test its taste, nothing better than to taste an excellent Punta Nogal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.