Written for Wine Enthusiast, February 2019
With massive Andean peaks forming the visual backdrop, the Maipo Valley ranks as one of Chile’s most picturesque spots. It’s also home to some of the country’s top wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is king here, with alluvial flows, a persistently sunny climate and cool evenings creating the ideal breeding ground for sumptuous red wines. These bottlings sit handsomely alongside the rich stews and grilled meats typical of the region. Around 30 miles from the buzz of Santiago, Maipo’s traditional haciendas, the occasional roaming huaso (Chilean cowboy) and a countryside pace make the region feel a world away.
Read my guide to Maipo Valley for Wine Enthusiast in the February 2019 edition. Full PDF here: Maipo Valley Guide.