Chilean winemaker Don Melchor de Concha y Toro was terrified that strangers would get their dirty mits on some of the most treasured wines in his cellar. So he spread the rumour that the devil lived there – Casillero del Diablo (Cellar of the Devil!)
Mind you, if the devil did live there he’d be waving his pitchfork around in joy – these wines never fail to over deliver for the money.
If you’re feeling like branching out and trying something new quality Carmenere (pronounced car-men-yare) at this price is the way to go! Few do it better than Chile, it’s their signature grape.
A member of the Cabernet grape family, Carmenere gets its name from the French word for ‘Crimson’. And there’s a reason for that. She’s is a big, dark red fruited number that’s medium bodied, rich and quite frankly will go an absolute treat with your favourite barbie slabs of meat – steaks, pork, grilled lamb and game meats.