Carlsberg has partnered with Cono Sur to offer a Chilean wine range to the UK on-trade.

Carlsberg UK said yesterday (6 August) that the Las Ondas range will consist of four variants - Viognier, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The unit said that the partnership marks the end of a search to find a high-quality, yet moderately priced New World Pinot Noir and Voignier to add to the Carlsberg UK list.

"Cono Sur has a superb reputation in the wine trade for consistent quality so to have them as a partner in our own label project is very exciting," said Carlsberg's wine buyer, Louise Boddington. "The contemporary packaging appeals to consumers and the Cono Sur branding adds extra confidence in the wines."

The wines are widely available to on-trade outlets supplied by Carlsberg UK.

A subsidiary of Concha y Toro, Cono Sur bought Chile's leading producer of Fairtrade certified wine, Viña Los Robles, late last year.