Constellation Europe, the division of California wine giant Constellation Brands, is expanding its Echo Falls wine brand to include wines from Chile.

Echo Falls Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz will be added to the brand's range in the UK, Constellation Europe announced today (13 May) at the London International Wine Fair.

"The move is a first for Constellation Europe, which at present has no mainstream Chilean brand," said the firm, which has tagged the wines with a recommended retail price of GBP5.49.

Constellation said that it aims to bring new and younger consumers into the Chilean wine category in the UK. "The Chilean category is currently underperforming in the UK and its customer base is older with a distinctive male bias," it said.

Echo Falls, which has made its name with Californian varieties, is growing in value by 23% year-on-year, Constellation said, citing Nielsen figures.