Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Casillero del Diablo Red Blend is for the 'rebellious spirit'

Brydens Brand Manager for Champagnes and Wines Arveyann Dillon (far left) poses with guests at the launch of Casillero del Diablo Red Blend (Photo: Peter Lim Choy)

Brydens Brand Manager for Champagnes and Wines Arveyann Dillon (far left) poses with guests at the launch of Casillero del Diablo Red Blend (Photo: Peter Lim Choy)

On Tuesday 2 April, Brydens launched its newest offering in the red wine space – the Casillero del Diablo Red Blend at ElJo's in Woodbrook, Port of Spain.

Casillero del Diablo has been in the Trinidad and Tobago market for around 30 years and has risen to the rank of number one Chilean wine brand here.

Among others, the product range includes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Camenere and now the Red Blend.

Casillero del Diablo Brand Manager, Keisha Maraj addresses the crowd at the launch of the brand's Red Blend at ElJo's in Woodbrook, Port of Spain (Photo: Peter Lim Choy)

But why would one opt for a Red Blend over any of the other wine varieties available?  

As brand manager Keisha Maraj explained, “Red blends as a category has been trending globally and the trend has reached our shores. Blends allow us to tantalise our pallets with a variety that we would not find in a single wine varietal. The Casillero Del Diablo Red Blend is a mix of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, this blend was created for those who are inspired to try new things, those who want the impossible, those with a rebellious spirit.”

Export Manager for Concha y Toro, producer of the Casillero del Diablo range, Alvaro Saenz-Laguna expressed confidence that the T&T market would love this wine.

He said, “It has a fresh aroma, a very intense aroma, it’s easier to drink and it’s for all the new wine drinkers. It’s a little bit sweeter than the driest wines but it’s not a sweet wine – it has crisp aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate, it has great tannins and is very rounded in the mouth with acidity. I invite every Trini to try it because they will love it.”

The Red Blend, according to Maraj, pairs well with pizza, grilled meats, burgers and steaks.

Casillero del Diablo Red Blend is now available to purchase at all branches of Naughty Grape as well as Massy Stores, JTA, Tru Valu and Xtra Foods supermarkets.

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