TIM WILDMAN MW
Adelaide Hills, Australia
2022 ASTRO BUNNY
Vermentino 28%, Grüner Veltliner 20%, Verdejo 10%, Zibibbo 23%, Nero d’Avola 19% — all sourced from Riverland, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills.
The white grapes were picked early for punchy acidity, and to keep the alcohol in check, with Gruner and Verdejo being picked on February 17th, and all the other varieties were picked between March 6th-12th. The Zibibbo was given 24 hours pre-ferment skin contact to extract greater aromatics, the Nero was taken from the press after just a few hours to provide colour, then co- fermented with the Grüner, Verdejo and Vermentino.
The wine is bottled at approximately 12 g/L residual sugar and completes its fermentation in the bottle over the winter becoming fully dry and resulting in a final pressure of around 3 bar, producing a gentle foam rather than an aggressive fizz. Wild yeast, no filtration, no fining, zero sulphur added.
ASTRO BUNNY 6 x 750ml | #319353 | $27.71
ASTRO BUNNY 6 x 1.5L | #319356 | $50.97
2022 PIGGY POP
Nero d’Avola 19% Mataro 29%, Lagrein 24%, Arneis 21%, Zibibbo 7%
To make the Piggy Pop a proper pink wine, Tim adds up to 30% white grapes to the base of red fruit. This allows him to press the red grapes a bit more, which essentially gives more fruit power, more “pop.”
The Nero d’Avola and Mataro were fermented with around 50% whole bunches for 24 hours before being pressed off the skins to achieve a hazy, rose petal colour. The whites were partially fermented separately before being blended into the reds before bottling, this gives extra acidity and freshness and also washes out some tannin without reducing the intense fruit flavours. Gently frothy and foamy, wild yeasts, no filtration, no fining, zero sulphur added.
PIGGY POP 6 X 750ML | #319359 | $27.71
PIGGY POP 6 X 1.5L | #319362 | $50.97