Casillero del Diablo 2017 Carmenere Concha y Toro
Casillero del Diablo by Concha y Toro is a 100% Carmenere, a grape originally produced in Bordeaux but exported to Chile in the Maipo Valley and Rapel Valley following an infestation of extremely dangerous pests spread in the vines. The wine has a fruity, intense aroma with hints of coffee and toast. The taste is tannic, with typical notes of plum and blackberry and a medium body on the finish
- Grape variety
- 100% Carmenere
- Type of soil
- Riverbench e benchland
- Aging of wine
- 60% aged in American oak barrels for 9 months
- 31,00% vol.
- It is wonderfully expressed with game, sauces and berries
- 0,75 l.
- Intense and deep purple red color
- Fruity, very expressive with hints of berries, combined with coffee and toast
- From the beginning, the flavors of plums and blackberries are extraordinarily expressed. Medium-bodied and long-lasting
This story begins in Pirque, in the Maipo valley, 20 km from Santiago de Chile, on the estate where Don Melchor de Concha y Toro moved with his wife Emiliana in 1875. Don Melchor, Marquis of the house Concha, is a lawyer , but his passion is finance and business. In 1864 he entered politics in the ranks of the conservative party and 5 years later he became Minister of Finance. He will be re-elected as a deputy until 1886, when he will become a senator, a post from which he will resign in 1891, during the Chilean civil war. But this is another story. Instead, our story begins in 1883, when Don Melchor decided to plant cabernet-sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, merlot and carmenère from Bordeaux in his vineyards and entrusted it to the French oenologist Labouchère.