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Zoom 2021 Scintilla Nightfall Tempranillo Chardonnay

2021 Scintilla Nightfall Tempranillo Chardonnay

$32
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The 2021 Scintilla Nightfall Tempranillo Chardonnay is a fairly obscure style of Spanish wine called Clarete, While the wine resembles a light red or dark rosé, it’s made in a way that’s not quite either. This one is made from Tempranillo carefully co-fermented with Chardonnay on skins to bring out colour, structure, texture, and flavour. Aged in old French oak barrels on lees for complexity with some additional barrels blended in to balance the wine. Unfined, unfiltered, and a lot of fun. 

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 back in the day.

2021 Scintilla Nightfall Tempranillo Chardonnay

$32

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What is natural wine?

The philosophy of natural wine is one of minimal-intervention, from vineyard to cellar. Natural wines are made using quality grapes, generally grown using organic and biodynamic practices, however vineyards may not always be certified as such due to the restrictive nature of these certification systems. Natural wines in most cases won't be filtered or fined, processes which generally involve the use of animal products.

Are your wines vegan friendly?

In almost all cases yes! Generally if you see "unfiltered and unfined" this will be an assurance that no animal products have been used in the process. The fining process is where conventional winemakers will often use egg and fish products (yep pretty gross) to remove sediment from wines. The sediment is natural, healthy and adds flavour so natural wine makers almost always leave some of it in.

Are your wines chemical free?

In most cases yes, natural wines generally use grapes grown using biodynamic or organic farming methods and will have none of the over 200 additives that can be found in conventional wines, with the occasional exception of a tiny amount of sulphur. Some natural winemakers choose to add a small amount of sulphur (SO2) to ensure their wines are less volatile, while a lot of natural winemakers believe strongly against this.

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