Wildmakers is Luca Hodgkinson and Jose Miguel Sotomayor in Colchagua. This wine made by two Chilean guys, who consult for many wineries in Chile and have their 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.
A blend of 90% Carmenere, 10% Petit Verdot from 30 years old planted on non-grafted rootstocks. The grapes are hand harvested, then destemmed with wild yeast fermentation in concrete vats and a maceration of 35 days, before being aged in concrete tanks. Light filtration and very limited sulphur.
Ripe dark fruit flavours, very soft palate, an easy drinking Carmenere. Drink with meat empanadas (small Chilean Cornish pasties!) and lamb chops.
Natural, minimal intervention, wild yeast, low sulphur, vegan/veggie, organic (not certified due to grapes coming from sustainable and most organic sources).
Valle de Colchagua