A perfect fizz for Champagne cocktails

2007 Casillero del Diablo, Limarí Valley, Chile. Perfect for Champagne cocktails.

2007 Casillero del Diablo, Brut Reserva, Concha y Toro, Limar Valley, Chile (£9.99, reduced to £7.49, until 28 Sept, Waitrose).

Made from 100% Chardonnay (a true 'blanc de blancs'), all grown in the Limar Valley, this is one of the most invigorating sparkling wines of the year. Limar is one of the most fashionable, up and coming, new areas of Chilean wine production and the massive Concha juggernaut is, despite its size, always ahead of the game. The mineral rich soils and fresh breezes off the Pacific make this region the perfect site for aromatic, crisp, acidity-driven wines. There is no style of wine where these ingredients are more important than in sparklers, and the vitality and nerve-jangling nature of this terrific new release make it absolutely spot on for parties and large scale entertaining.

Bone dry (unlike many cheapies), this wine has a classiness and depth of citrus that belies its lowly price. If you're tempted into making Kir Royales or Champagne cocktails for a wedding or a big celebration then save a fortune by using this wine as the mixer. It is more than a worthy contender and it continues an unbroken run of excellence for the enormous 'Devil's Cellar' portfolio.

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