2022 Scintilla Nightfall Clarete13212
WINEMAKER: James Madden
REGION: Adelaide Hills, SA
VARIETAL: Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Pink, with a twist. A blend of red and white makes for a delightful tango. When Nightfall comes, Clarete comes out to play. Tempranillo is co-fermented with the Chardonnay in classic Clarete style. Red berries, fresh beetroot, rhubarb. Lemon Snapple and peachy cream. What a lovely hot summer night wine.
Sommelier-turned-winemaker James Madden has worked with the likes of James Erskine (Jauma) and Tom Shobbrook. He now shares a shed in the Basket Range with Alex Schulkin (The Other Right) to produce his own minimal intervention wines. All grapes are organic and/or biodynamic, handpicked and processed by shovel & fork. Wines are transferred by siphon using gravity, unfined, unfiltered and always zero adds.