2019 Scintilla More Than White Pinot Grigio
James Madden has been making excellent natural wine in the hills for a while now and we've been big fans from the get go, back when he went by the name Little Things. I guess Scintilla means the same thing really. He's an ex-sommelier and after tasting his wines you'd think he must have put together some pretty wild wine lists.
Small tight bunches of pristine Grigio were perfect for long maceration.Three 7 year old french oak hogshead barrel heads were removed. Then loaded with some whole bunch and some de-stemmed fruit. 6 months passed and they were opened and gently pressed and returned to barrel for a further 6 months. This wine evolves, loves to be open over a few days. Tannins are especially cool. Bottled just before picking the same fruit in 2020.