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Waitrose takes Casillero del Diablo Malbec


Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro has released a Casillero del Diablo 2008 Malbec, 13.5% abv, which is now on sale in the UK at multiple-grocer Waitrose with an RRP of £7.49.

Comprised of 100% Malbec sourced from estate owned vineyards in the Rapel Valley, with 60% aged in new and used American oak for eight months. Chief winemaker Marcelo Papa commented: “Our Rapel Valley vineyard sites in Cachapoal and Colchagua have an ideal micro-climate for Malbec - low rainfall, warm dry summers, distinct diurnal climatic range and ideal soil structure. We are extremely pleased with the 2008 release – the wine received a Gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2009.”

1 February 2010 - Felicity Murray