Mid-Premium Tier Overview: Casillero del Diablo

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Mid-Premium Tier

Concha y Toro’s mid-premium tier wines represent the initial level of reserve wines from Casillero del Diablo. More sophisticated in style, they are a natural next-step in an exploration of fine wines from Chile. These wines enjoy a presence in on- and off- premise accounts nationwide.

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO DEVIL’S COLLECTION

Shrouded in the mystery of the legendary Casillero del Diablo cellar, its creation a closely guarded secret, this exclusive collection of wines comes to light at last. These captivating wines, created under the absolute discretion of our winemaker, is a faithful expression of the magic of the famed casillero. This is a wine for a New Generation: Gratifying. Uncomplicated. Modern. Sophisticated. The perfect beverage to unleash your inner devil.

FEATURES BENEFITS
  • The Casillero del Diablo legend is a memorable and compelling story.
  • A showcase presentation of Chile’s best varietals and premier wine regions.
  • 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.
  • Made by Marcelo Papa, named “Winemaker of the Year” by the Chilean Wine Guide, 2005, 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.”
  • Affordable, approachable introduction to red and white wines from Chile – Chile’s calling card abroad.
  • A price-point that works for both on- and off-premise accounts, including chains.
  • Suitable for by-the-glass and by-the-bottle programs.
  • Dependable availability.
  • Delivers consistent quality for an unbeatable price.
  • Affordable wines made by a superstar winemaker.
  • Adults celebrate Halloween, too – and wines from The Devil’s Cellar are tailor-made for Halloween festivities (the unofficial starting-point for the all-important holiday season).
  • Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon was named “Top 100 Best Buy of 2014 #64” by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Beloved by consumers, Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon was voted one of Snooth.com’s “Top 25 Value Wines.”

Casillero del Diablo

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 winemaker’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 1953. Today Casillero del Diablo is a worldwide standard-bearer for premium quality Chilean wines – and the Legend of the Devil’s Cellar lives on!

 

FEATURES BENEFITS
  • The Casillero del Diablo legend is a memorable and compelling story.
  • A showcase presentation of Chile’s best varietals and premier wine regions.
  • 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.
  • Made by Marcelo Papa, named “Winemaker of the Year” by the Chilean Wine Guide, 2005, 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.”
  • Affordable, approachable introduction to red and white wines from Chile – Chile’s calling card abroad.
  • A price-point that works for both on- and off-premise accounts, including chains.
  • Suitable for by-the-glass and by-the-bottle programs.
  • Dependable availability.
  • Delivers consistent quality for an unbeatable price.
  • Affordable wines made by a superstar winemaker.
  • Adults celebrate Halloween, too – and wines from The Devil’s Cellar are tailor-made for Halloween festivities (the unofficial starting-point for the all-important holiday season).
  • Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon was named “Finest Value Cabernet Sauvignon on the Planet” by Matthew Jukes of the Daily Mail UK.
  • Beloved by consumers, Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon was voted one of Snooth.com’s “Top 25 Value Wines.”

TASTING NOTES-CASILLERO DEL DIABLO DEVILS COLLECTION

cdd-devil-redCasillero del Diabo Devil’s Red: Bright red with purple highlights. A bold red with an impressive and energetic bouquet, magnificently combining elegance, maturity and style. Flavors of dark ripe fruit, plum and black cherry with a sinful touch of chocolate, followed by long, lingering finish.

 

 

cdd-devil-whiteCasillero del Diablo Devil’s White: Dazzling lemon-yellow with bright reflections. Young, seductive, and fresh from start to finish with a light and enveloping personality. Luscious aromas and flavors of pineapple, citrus, peach and a hint of honeysuckle, balanced by a playful, refreshing acidity and a delicious finish.

Tasting Notes-Casillero del diablo

cdd-csCasillero del Diabo Cabernet Sauvignon: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, ruby red with aromas of cherries, black currant and dark plums. This Cabernet Sauvignon is very concentrated, rich in flavor, perfectly balanced, and boasts a satisfying and lingering finish.

cdd-carmenereCasillero del Diablo Carmenere: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Carmenere is a deep, dark purple wine with aromas of dark plum, chocolate and hints of coffee and toasty oak. On the palate, there are notes of dark plums and spice, generously framed by toasty American oak with a soft and well-structured mouth filling texture.

cdd-chardonnayCasillero del Diablo Chardonnay: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Chardonnay is light lemon yellow with expressive and attractive aromas of pineapple, citrus, and vanilla. This elegant wine is balanced with bright acidity and a long, memorable finish.

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Casillero del Diablo Malbec: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Malbec is a deep, inky purple wine with aromas of luscious dark fruit mixed with hints of spice. The palate is mouth-filling with black fruit flavors of dark plum layered with spicy cocoa and a toasty yet lush, balanced finish.

cdd-merlotCasillero del Diablo Merlot: The color is a deep red with great intensity. On the nose, the wine shows delicious hints of plums and herbs. This Merlot reveals hints of chocolate and spice, while integrating perfectly with the toasted American oak. The wine is smooth with great structure.

cdd-pgCasillero del Diabo Pinot Grigio: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Pinot Grigio is straw in color with green hues. Fresh aromas of clean citrus and melon lead to a refreshing and gentle palate filled with classic pear flavors and a bright and crisp acidity.

cdd-pnCasillero del Diablo Pinot Noir: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Pinot Noir is a delicate and bright ruby-red colored wine with enticing aromas of ripe red fruits with notes of strawberry, raspberry and subtle hints of spice and toasted French oak. On the palate the wine offers a medium body and is fruit-forward in style. Flavorful and fully textured, this Pinot Noir has a balanced acidity and a pleasant and persistent finish.

cdd-sbCasillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc:Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is the color of straw with green hues. The aromas are fresh and attractive with hints of citrus, peaches and gooseberry. On the palate, the wine is elegant, round, and mouth-filling. The wine is also balanced with attractive, crisp acidity.

cdd-viognierCasillero del Diablo Viognier: Casillero del Diablo Reserva Viognier is light lemon yellow in color, with fresh, uplifting aromas of apricots, custard apples and a soft touch of vanilla. This delicious medium bodied wine has a fruity, long finish.

cdd-wmCasillero del Diablo Winemaker’s Red: 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 finish.

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