D.O.: Southern Regions
Malleco is currently Chile’s southernmost appellation, although experimental vineyards have been planted much further south in Osorno. The area has proven exceptional for Chardonnay and experimentation with Pinot Noir proves promising, although high rainfall and a shorter growing season make the area risky for most other varieties.
Pronunciation Guide: mah-YAY-ko (Valley); Southern Region (D.O.)
Total hectares planted: 17