The Metic wines are made for us by Luca Hodgkinson: a French/English/Spanish expat, who consult for many wineries in Chile and has his own business sourcing grapes from sustainable and in many cases organic vineyards. They make the wines with less manipulation than one would expect at this level.
Mediterranean climate suited to red varietals.
Soil is sandy with a high content of clay
Vineyard is 35 years old / Planted on non-grafted rootstocks. The density of plantation is ideal for Merlot, 2 m * 1 m (5000 plants per Ha). Irrigation is by hand in the traditional flooding style, twice a year.
• Hand harvested
• Wild yeast fermentation
• Stainless steel fermentation
• Ambient ferment
• maceration of 12 days
• Nature of maturation – Stainless steel tank
• Malo in tank
• Filtration – due to this being a young wine released quickly, the wine was filtered gently
• No fining, suitable for vegans • Limited - 35 ppm of total sulphur
Purple young colour, very fruity, red berries blended with some herbs on the nose, easy entrance and light weight on the middle palate. Great wine to have by itself or with light meals.
Poultry, pasta with cream sauces, grilled salmon.
Santa Cruz, Chile