Wildman Wine Astro Bunny Riverland Pet-Nat
Fiano 50%, Nero d’Avola 25%, Zibibbo 25%
5628 bottles produced
From the winery: The 2019 saw us entirely change the three vineyards we use for the Astro Bunny, and to mark the occasion we’ve refreshed the label to launch our beloved Bunny into space, where she belongs! The reasons for the vineyard changes were quality, quality, quality. We’ve moved to a stunning new premium vineyard in McLaren Vale for the Nero d’Avola (25%) owned by legendary viticulturist Sue Trott, to an immaculately managed 60 year old Zibibbo vineyard in the Loxton region of The Riverland called “Gums and Roses” and what was previously Vermentino is now Fiano from a vineyard specialising in Italian varieties in the cool climate Adelaide Hills. All the fruit was hand harvested between the 6th and 8th March, the Zibibbo was given 24 pre-ferment skin contact to extract greater aromatics, the Nero was taken from the press after just a few hours to provide colour and the three varieties were then co-fermented together. The wine was bottled with 12 g/lt residual sugar and fermented fully dry over the winter, resulting in a final pressure of 3 bar.
Classic orangey peachy pink colour that is the calling card of the Astro Bunny. This year the aromas are led by a distinct floral note, an exotic spray of wildflowers and white peach. The bubbles are soft, foaming and creamy in the mouth. The nectarine fruit explodes on the palate followed by a slash of white grapefruit acidity that keeps you salivating and going back for more. Shake well before opening to mix up all the sediment, it not only looks better when shaken, it tastes better too, with the sediment adding texture and mouthfeel. Serve cold, recommended drinking location: beach or park