June 22, 2012
In order to accompany meals, appetizers or to simply share with a good conversation with friends, today white wines are an excellent alternative to enjoy in different occasions. Surprise yourself with the white varieties of Casillero del Diablo.
Chile has been characterized for the production of emblematic varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Carmenere, among others, but at the same time has developed a parallel production of extraordinary white varietals, thanks to the perfect conditions that some valleys present, mainly in the central areas near the coast.
Since the discovery of the Casablanca Valley more than twenty years ago, it became fully apparent that the real quality of white grapes is obtained from valleys that are close to the sea. Thanks to the Humboldt Current, which originates in the Antarctic, the maximum temperatures in the area never reach 30°C, which means that the grape does not ripen excessively, thereby maintaining its acidity and freshness and avoiding the excesses of tropical fruit.
Another place that is delivering outstanding white wines, thanks to its calcareous soils and coastal influence, is the Limarí Valley, located in the Chilean Fourth Region, close to the Atacama Desert. Many people might think that agriculture could not develop here, due to the almost total absence of rainfalls and water in the zone , but that is not so. More than 40 years ago, La Paloma Reservoir, the second largest in Latin America and the largest in Chile, was built, thereby allowing agricultural activity to develop a few kilometers from the world’s most arid desert.
Casillero del Diablo has an important presence in these valleys, providing classic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and more exotic ones like Pinot Grigio and Viognier.
Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc stands out for its fresh scent thanks to the presence of limes and apples. Its intense and balanced acidity guarantees great elegance. This varietal is perfect to accompany salads with fresh seafood and sushi.
On the other hand, Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay is well known for its structure, excellent balance added to a lively acidity. This wine expresses, both in scent and in the palate, its fruity trait with hints of peaches and apricots. It is ideal to be served with fish such as sea bass, sole or salmon grilled with creamy sauces or capers or herbs.
We invite you to discover all the freshness and elegance content of our South Pacific white wines!