Chilean wine group Viña Ventisquero has introduced lighter glass bottles to its Yali wine range in the UK.

The company said earlier this week that the change has come about through its partnership with government-backed UK programme WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

Packaged in 'Ecoglass', at 382 grams, the Yali Varietals bottles are 9% lighter than their predecessors, while Yali Reserva now weighs in at 425 grams, a reduction of 11%.

"Yali is our visibly 'green' retail brand, but our company has always been committed to environmentally friendly practices wherever possible," said Viña Ventisquero's UK & Ireland Sales Director Américo Hernández. "These new bottles will also be rolled out to our other ranges."

Earlier this year, Ventisquero added a Merlot to the Yali portfolio as part of its off-trade focused Winemaker's Selection Wetland range in the UK.