Metic is the talented duo of Luca Hodgkinson and Jose Miguel Sotomayor, based in the increasingly interesting and forward-thinking Colchagua Valley in central Chile. Luca consults for many wineries in Chile and has his own business sourcing grapes from sustainable and in many cases organic vineyards. Luca and Jose seem to have pulled off the trick of producing more or less natural wines (that is, wines made with organic grapes and crafted with minimal sulphur and minimal intervention in the cellar) which are a) delicious and b) very, very good value. This winning combination has for so long eluded Chilean producers, who have either lost their way making bland, industrial wines for next to nothing for supermarkets, or have disappeared up their own fundament trying to make the Chilean equivalent of Chateau Margaux.
'Who says you need deep pocket to drink biodynamic wine?! This is medium purple with magenta rim; plush nose of black cherry and berry druit, bell pepper and cut grass; medium bodied, with a juicy dark berry fruit-driven palate and savoury herbal edge. Easy-drinking and well-balanced wine to match roasts or BBQs'. Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot