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Casablanca region, Chile

Wine tasting: 2 days, 3 vineyards, 1 rental car, exploring the Chilean wine region of Casablanca, 31 - 1 June

sunny 25 °C
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Our first stop in the wine region off Route 68 was a boutique vineyard called Casas del Bosque, set in acres of stunning autumn colours
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About the vineyard Casas del Bosque

That night we went off-road and stayed in the countryside, miles from anywhere. With nothing but horses, a farm dog, kittens and the stars to keep us company
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Day 2, first stop, a wine tour at Viña Indomita. A massive operation, which exports 95% of its wines to Europe and the US
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Most vineyards in this region are now using special wind machines that are activated when the temperature drops below 2 degrees. The machines then circulate the various thermal layers, pulling warmer air from above the fields down to the ground, raising the overall temperature around the sensitive vines.
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Our tour around the premises
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Tasting their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon
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About the vineyard Viña Indomita

Our last vineyard of the day was another boutique vineyard, called Matetic, complete with exclusive hotel and restaurant
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This is an experiment by the owners. Different wines are matured in cement containers (this one was filled at Easter, hence the Easter Egg look), rather than the usual French oak. Jury is still out on it though
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About the vineyard Matetic

Heading to the airport. Off to our next country...
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Posted by ayrestours 05:49 Archived in Chile

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So what did cement egg wine taste like - or was that their trial batch?
Definitely looked like my kind of pad…beautiful with a bit of tasty wine thrown in.

by Mel Wheatland

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