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The beautiful vineyards of Casillero del Diablo in Chile are home to some of the finest wines in the world. But few outsiders know the dark secret that lies beneath them. For the locals say that in the depths of the cellar lives the Devil himself. A tale so infamous, they named the wine Casillero del Diablo, the Devil's Cellar.
Each Casillero del Diablo wine is the result of carefully selected grapes grown in some of Chile's most award-winning winemaking regions, from the Limari Valley in the North to the Maule Valley in the South. The unique characteristics of each of our vineyards are reflected within the flavours and aromas of each bottle. This range of wines brings to you the best that Chile has to offer. Since 2008, Casillero del Diablo wines have received more than 125 awards from internationally recognised wine competitions, including 13 Gold medals and 30 Silver medals.
Widely regarded as one of the world's most talented winemakers, Marcelo Papa joined Concha y Toro in 1998. He quickly took on the role of head winemaker for the company's flagship brand, Casillero del Diablo.
Well known for his intuitive flair for winemaking, he also has the reputation of being one of the most likeable winemakers in the industry. Matthew Jukes, journalist for The Daily Mail, calls him 'a genius and a kind one at that' (the Wine List 2007). The Chilean Wine Guide distinguished Marcelo as 'Winemaker of the Year' in 2005, paying tribute to his outstanding professional career. With all his wines, he gives them his personal style and as such, they have received numerous prestigious awards and accolades all around the world.
Marcelo is responsible for an enormous number of vineyards stretching across 600km, from the Limari Valley in the North to the Maule Valley in the South. Thanks to his boundless energy and enthusiasm for his job, he makes the journey north, south, east and west to personally check the progress of the grapes and speak with each and every vineyard and winery manager as often as possible. His favourite time of the year is harvest time, when the grapes are coming into the winery thick and fast. His favourite white grape is Chardonnay while Cabernet Sauvignon is his most cherished red grape.
History - Originally from Bordeaux in France, this is currently the most ubiquitous variety worldwide, a feat that is largely due to the fact that Cabernet Sauvignon was able to adapt successfully to almost every type of soil. When young, its most noticeable trait is the forcefulness of its tannins, which tend to soften over time and give way to exceptionally elegant, full-bodied, and well rounded wines characterised by black fruit and cassis flavours.
Winemaker's Notes - Crafted using grapes from Chile's Valle Central. Warm days followed by cooler nights provide near-perfect growing conditions, resulting in rich, smooth fruity flavours. A smooth, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with cassis and black cherry flavours, complemented by hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
Suggested Food Matches - Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect match with red meat dished and especially lamb.The protein in the meat is broken down by the tannins within the wine. As Cabernet ages, it becomes less intense, thereby altering the type of dish that is best suited to it. Intense reduction sauces are no longer as successful a match with older Cabernets.
History - A variety born in the Bordeaux region of France; In Chile Sauvignon Blanc develops zesty aromas that combine with mineral notes and touches of fresh green herbs. The taste is light, fresh and dry with a crisp finish.
Winemaker's Notes - Crafted using grapes from three of Chile's coastal regions. This cooler climate brings out the best qualities as the grapes ripen later, allowing the intense fruit flavours to shine through. A refreshing light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with zesty peach, citrus fruit and gooseberry flavours.
Suggested Food Matches - Sauvignon Blanc fares well with foods that are aromatic, spicy and include citrus flavours. The flavours in Thai cuisine, such as chilli and lime are sensational with Sauvignon Blanc. Use fresh herbs whenever possible with Sauvignon Blanc as they help complement the natural herbal quality in the wine. Goats cheese and asparagus are ideal to pair with this wine.