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Wine maker notes Soils of granitic origin with low fertility in conjunction with a climate of moderate temperatures create a wine of deep violet-red color, high-volume and a smell marked by notes of black fruits and spices characteristic of this variety, harmoniously predominated by aromas of thyme, pepper and chocolate.
Producer Guillermo Toro Gonzalez, a Chilean businessman with a vast experience in the wine-making business, considering his relation as a bottle supplier for the industry, proposed in 1996 to diversify the family business and to develop a new project of producing high quality wines. After a detailed search to find suitable land, in 1998 an area of the Maipo Valley in Melipilla was chosen due to its privileged microclimate, its soils and human factors that make it a unique place. Chocalan, a name given by the indigenous populations which means “yellow blossoms”, is located on the hillsides of the Maipo Valley hills that are closer to the coast. The first harvest took place in 2001 and the following year the construction of the wine cellars, located in the Melipilla area, began. The same year, the Toro Harnecker family, after an arduous search of the land looking to produce high quality and genuinely elegant wines, found the perfect terroir to expand the project and thus open the Malvilla wine range. This terroir is located in Malvilla, only 5 Km away from the Pacific Ocean, with a privileged and unusual microclimate, within the San Antonio valley. As a result in 2008, with the harvesting of the first Malvilla white wines, the portfolio of the vineyard was completed, obtaining a wine with an unique and distinguished personality, recognized both at a domestic level and in the most important markets of the world. Today, Vina Chocalan is recognized for being one of the leading vineyards in producing both high quality white and red wine.
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