2022 Scintilla x The Other Right Eau d’Amis #5 Mistelle Red (500ml)14178
WINEMAKER: James Madden
REGION: Adelaide Hills, SA
VARIETAL: Tempranillo, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Parellata
Red varieties so lots of amaro like bitterness, apple seed, red fruit and warmth. Think raspberry ripple, chocolate cake, smell of a dark forest at night. Red fruits abound like raspberry, cranberry, goji berry. Alex (from the Other Right) and James have been mates a while now. James made his first wines in Alex’s shed and for a further 4 vintages thereafter. That first harvest they missed each other heaps, so they vowed to hang out more the following harvest. Having something to make together, something that was fun, fulfilled both of their interests, helped them “stick” together. Funny that, it’s a sticky too. Made from Tempranillo, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Parellata as a mistelle. So a combination of the still fermenting juice, topped with a base spirit, to keep it fresh yet preserved.
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.