Maycas del Limarí
A separate project by Concha Y Toro comes this brilliance set up within the Limari Valley. In 1995 there were just 230 acres of vineyards in what was, at the time, a fairly forgotten viticultural area. But as of the last official count in 2005, there are now over 4,000 acres of vines, with more on the way.
Concha’s development in Limarí is an extension of the company’s initial purchase there in 2005. Concha y Toro now has five separate vineyards in Limarí, with over 1,000 acres planted (and more on the way). While the valley as a whole is still dominant in red varieties, Isabel Guilisasti and Marcelo Papa are betting that the strong coastal influence, combined with a unique limestone bed buried under the valley’s alluvial clay soils, will be better suited for white varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, with Pinot Noir now adding to their repertoire.