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2017 Astro Bunny Pét-Nat

Riverland,SA

Cosmic blend of fizzy weirdness from the Riverland made by Tim Wildman MW.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

The Astro Bunny is a playful Pet-Nat by the hands of Tim Wildman, MW.

The fruit is grown by Ashley Ratcliffe at Ricca Terra Farms in the Riverlands. The three varieties: Muscat, Vermentino and Nero d'Avola all finding a happy home in the warm Riverland climate.

This is fun and fizzy, a little funky and positively loaded with personality. This spritzy wine that will charm any fan of this hugely popular wine style.

About Petillant Naturel

Pet-Nat or Pétillant-Naturel (natural sparkling) is an ancient, natural form of fizzy wine which is bottled before the completion of primary fermentation.

As the yeasts eat the sugar inside the bottle, turning it into alcohol, the yeast bugs excrete carbon dioxide (CO2) which causes the juice to become fizzy. Pet-Nats are typically released young and fresh, often within months of being picked and can be made from any grape variety.

This method of winemaking is known as méthode ancestral.

Tim chowing down on Nero d
Tim chowing down on Nero d'Avola
Riverland, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Hugely peachy and a little grapey with a dash of lychee like of the nose. There's some florals characters, a hint of lemon sorbet and some white strawberry notes too. It goes down dangerously easy. There's just engough fizz, just enough tactile grip, and refreshing acid to keep it on track. Feels almost like drinking fizzy fruit juice which is no bad thing. Delish. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes for the 2017 Astro Bunny were hand picked on the morning of Saturday 4th March 2017 by myself and a team of twenty Korean students working as seasonal pickers. We picked 2.5 tonnes of Nero d’Avola (most of which went into Heavy Pétting), 2 tonnes of Vermentino and 1 tonne of Zibibbo (aka Muscat of Alexandria aka Gordo). The fruit came from Ricca Terra Farms, Riverland, South Australia.
 
The twelve picking bins of fruit were taken straight off the vineyard and put in a cold room overnight that is located on the vineyard, then driven down to the Barossa Valley the next morning. The wine was made in Marco Cirillo’s winery in the Barossa Valley. Astro Bunny is 50% Vermentino, 25% Nero d’Avola, 25% Zibibbo. Zero added sulphur, no other additions, no adjustments, just made from grapes.
Fermented in a stainless steel tank with temperature control over a four week period. The wine was put down a specialised sparkling bottling line at the Lodestone winery at Mt Torrens in the Adelaide Hills on 06.04.17.
 

Blend : Vermentino (50%), Nero d’Avola (25%), Zibibbo (25%)
ABV : 11.0%
Closure : Crown
Bottle Size : 750ml

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