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Diablo Dark Red 750ml

$12.99

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Critic Score
87/100
Size
750ml
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
Diablo Dark Red 750ml - Item Code: 08635

Discover Blended Red Wine Wines

In the United States, a red mix is any American wine that isn't produced from a single grape type. It's an odd classification since many, if not all, red wines are and have always been mixes. A grand cru Bordeaux produced entirely of Cabernet, as well as Chiantis made entirely of Sangiovese, are the exception rather than the norm. In addition, California law only requires a wine's label to contain 75% of the grape type.

Winemakers combine grapes because it enables them to create a wine in a sense. A splash of Merlot may help soften Cabernet's tannins, while a dash of Syrah can give watery, inexpensive Pinot some punch. Blending is common in several regions: Rioja, for example, has traditionally blended Tempranillo, Graciano, and Garnacha. Many modern, inexpensive red blends, on the other hand, are simply created for mass appeal—lots of superripe, black fruit and no acidity—using whatever varietals would suffice.

About the Producer: Concha y Toro

Concha y Toro is South America's largest wine producer, with more than 8,700 hectares (21,500 acres) of vineyards spread across Chile's main wine regions. The extensive portfolio is divided into several ranges, led by four emblematic wines from different varieties. Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto in Maipo is one of the first cult wines in Chile, grown in rocky vineyards rich in minerals in terraced rivers. Meanwhile, CarmĂ­n de Peumo is one of the first superpremium Carmenere wines, produced in Peumo, in the Rapelle Valley. Gravas del Maipo is the pinnacle of Syrah, while Amelia is the Chardonnay flagship of the Casablanca Valley vineyards. Other wines in the fine wine collection include the Subercaseaux sparkling wines, the Terrunyo line, which come from specific blocks of the property's finest vineyards. Marques de Casa Concha and Gran Reserva Serie Riberas brand from vineyards located next to the basins of several rivers of more recent styles. A late harvest dessert wine from the Maule Valley is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The premium wine category includes the well-known Casillero del Diablo brand, while the Trio line includes three blended wines from three varieties and Sauvignon Blanc from three different vineyard origins. The portfolio is based on Varietal Wines with the Sunrise and Frontera brands. The company has also partnered with Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owners of Mouton-Rothschild, to produce the Almaviva red wine. Produced with the best Concha y Toro vineyards in Puente Alto, this wine has been one of Chile's most renowned wines since its first launch in 1996. The property was founded in 1883 by Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro and his wife. Emiliana Suberkazo with vines brought from Bordeaux. The current Marquis de Casa Concha remains on the board of directors. In 2011, Concha y Toro acquired the Brown-Forman portfolio in California and therefore has brands such as Fetzer, Bonterra, Jekel and Coldwater Creek.

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