The 2019 saw a radical change to the three vineyard sources for the Astro Bunny, and to mark the occasion Tim refreshed the label to launch his beloved Bunny into space! The reasons for the vineyard changes were quality, quality, quality. He’s moved to a stunning new vineyard in McLaren Vale for the Nero d’Avola, owned by legendary viticulturist Sue Trott, to an immaculately managed nearly 70-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 specializing 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 hours pre-ferment skin contact to extract greater aromatics, the Nero d’Avola was taken from the press after just a few hours to provide a hint of color and the three varieties were then co-fermented together. The wine was bottled with 12 g/L residual sugar and fermented fully dry over the winter, resulting in a final pressure of three bar. Shake gently before opening to mix up the sediment, it not only looks better but also tastes better!
Katie and Denny
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