In the closing years of the 19th century Don Melchor de Concha y Toro discovered that his most treasured wines had been pilfered from the "casillero" (cellar) beneath his family home. To discourage further theft, the enterprising Don spread a rumor that his deepest, darkest cellars were haunted by the devil. Today, the original Concha y Toro family estate, complete with its Devil's Cellar, is Chile's leading tourist destination! The wines may have been stored in hell, but they are made in heaven. With its steady sunshine, cooling winds and pestilence-free vineyards, Chile is a winemakerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dream. Add to this a winemaking tradition based on French grape varieties and winemaking techniques, and you have a winning combination. High quality wines can be made inexpensively, which Concha y Toro successfully demonstrated with the release of its Casillero el Diablo wines in 1963. Making wines in volume and creating wines with personality might seem contradictory. But winemaker Marcelo Papa, who has overseen Casillero del Diablo since 1998, has managed this feat. In 2005, Marcelo Papa was named "Winemaker of the Year" by the Chilean Wine Guide for his ability to "create exceptional wines that are widely available in the marketplace, yet achieve extraordinary levels of quality in spite of high production levels." Thanks to Marcelo Papa's extraordinary winemaking talent, and the support and leadership of the Concha y Toro company, today Casillero del Diablo is a worldwide standard-bearer for premium quality Chilean wines - and the Legend of the Devil's Cellar lives on!
Casillero del Diablo Carmenere
Colour: Dark and deep purple. Aroma: Luscious fruit flavors. Dark plums and blackcurrant, black chocolate with hints of coffee and toasted oak barrels. Palate: Notes of dark plums and spice, generously framed by toasty American oak with a soft and well structured mouth ling texture. Food Pairing: It expresses marvelously ... more
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
COLOUR: Deep, intense ruby red. AROMA: The nose expresses pronounced and captivating notes of cherries, blackcurrants, and black plums along with a subtle touch of vanilla from ageing in oak barrels. PALATE: Medium bodied with silky tannins and long, ripe fruit and berry aftertaste, with impressive balance of fruit and ... more
Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc
COLOR: Pale yellow color with green hues, very bright and clean. AROMA: Fresh, due to citric hints. Presence of pears, lime and some tropical touches with a greenish finish thanks to the presence of green apples. PALATE: An elegant wine due to the intensity and balanced acidity. The citric characteristics ... more
Casillero del Diablo Winemaker's Red Blend
The color is an intense, deep purple. Focused aromas of ripe black fruit, plum, and black cherry are apparent upfront, followed by dark chocolate notes. The palate has a velvety smooth and balanced texture, highlighting mild tannins with hints of toast and spice, and is followed by a long, satisfying ... more
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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