2019 Scintilla 'Les Petits Riens' Field Blend Magnum
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.
Les Petits Riens is a field blend from a single tiny vineyard in the Basket Range. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in diversity. At little over an acre, the vineyard is co-planted to over 21 varieties – Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Savagnin, Verdelho, Arneis, Pinot Gris, Aramon Noir, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo. The guy who planted it must have been an interesting guy, I reckon.