2020 Scintilla Voile Savagnin
The 2020 Scintilla Voile Savagnin has flavours of preserved lemon, ginger, lemongrass, and yellow grapefruit, with a savoury finish. This is James Madden hat tip to the wines of the Jura region. It was barrel-fermented and left untopped for 12 months in order to promote oxidation and develop, before being bottled and left to develop further for a 16 month period.
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.