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2020 Wildman Wine Astro Bunny Pet-Nat

Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Riverland, SA

A cosmically delicious blend of fizzy weirdness from South Australia made by Tim Wildman MW.

$38.00

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...great gluggability. She’s fun! Shake well before opening, fridge cold, serving suggestion: beach or park.

Tim Wildman (owner/winemaker)

About The Wine

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

This is an all sorts blend of Fiano, Arneis, Nero d’Avola and Zibibbo, from various vineyards across Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Riverland.

Tim is emphatic that wine should fall into one of two categories: fun or fine. This wine sits firmly in the former category.

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

About Wildman Wines

The Piggy Pop and Astro Bunny Pet Nats are the wild creation of notable UK Master of Wine, Tim Wildman.

Each year Tim makes the pilgrimage from the UK to South Australia to pursue his bespoke Pet Nat project.

These wines are made with sustainably-grown varieties that thrive in the warm Australian climate.

Tim is emphatic that wine should fall into one of two categories: fun or fine. These wines sit firmly in the former category.

Tim chowing down on Nero d
Tim chowing down on Nero d'Avola
Riverland, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit from four different vineyards was picked over four consecutive days in early March (Fiano March 4th, Arneis 5th, Nero 6th and Zibibbo on the 7th). The 2020 vintage was challenging, with low crops as a result of disruptive weather during flowering in November. To make up for this we sourced a one-off parcel of Arneis from the high-altitude Yacca Paddock vineyard at the southern end of the Adelaide Hills. 

The Zibibbo was given 24 hours pre-ferment skin contact to extract greater aromatics, whereas the Nero was taken from the press after just a few hours to provide colour, then the four varieties were co-fermented. The wine was bottled with 12 g/L residual sugar and completed its fermentation in the bottle over the winter, becoming fully dry and resulting in a final pressure of 2.5 to 3-bar, producing a gentle foam rather than an aggressive fizz. Wild yeast, no adds, no filtration, no fining, zero sulphur = 100% natural goodness.

Blend : Fiano (50%), Arneis (15%), Nero d’Avola (15%), Zibibbo (20%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert 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

DDS review

Peachy-orange colour with floral and nectarine aromas. Gentle foaming bubbles with a watermelon wetness and a grapefruit tang giving great gluggability. She’s fun! Shake well before opening, fridge cold, serving suggestion: beach or park. - Tim Wildman (owner/winemaker)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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FaQs

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Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

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