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Flashcards in Coquimbo / Atacama Deck (11):
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Where is Valle de Choapa DO?

Coquimbo DO

Along with:

Elqui DO

Limari DO

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What are the DOs of Atacama DO?

Valle de Copiapó DO

Valle del Huasco DO

 

Both are used for Pisco production

 

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Where is Valle de Elqui DO?

 

Coquimbo DO

Along with:

Limari DO

Choapa DO

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What is the primary viticulture in Valle de Limarí DO?

 

Despite its northerly location and cloudless, arid climate, Valle del Limarí DO has become one of Chile’s brightest spots for Chardonnay. One of the few areas in Chile with calcareous soils—red clay atop limestone recalling the terra rossa of Coonawarra—Limarí succeeds as a cooler climate due to its coastal proximity, not its elevation.

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What are the DOs of Coquimbo DO?

N -> S

 

Elqui DO

Limarí DO

Choapa DO

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6

 

Where is Valle de Limari DO?

Coquimbo DO

Along with:

Elqui DO

Choapa DO

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7

 

What does parron mean?

 

Pergola

Common method of vine training in Atacama DO, particularly in Valle de Copiapó DO.

8

 

What makes viticulture possible in Elqui Valley DO?

 

Elevation

Most vines are above 500M and some as high as 2,200M.  This is the highest growing region in Chile.  Syrah is emerging as the early favorite grape varietal.

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What makes viticulture possible in Limarí Valley DO?

 

Coastal Proximity

Two gaps in the Coastal Range at Tongoy Bay and the mouth of the Limarí River provide cool ocean breezes and morning Fog make it great for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

10

 

Where is Valle de Copiapó DO?

 

Atacama DO

Along with Valle del Huasco DO

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Where is Valle del Huasco DO?

Atacama DO

Along with Valle de Copiapó DO