Crushed & Cured

Wildman Wine, Piggy Pop Pét-Nat, South Australia, Australia, 2023



The aromas are a riot of cherries-red cherry, cherry pip, glacé cherry-all the cherries! The palate follows up with pomegranate, blood orange, spice and a savoury, amaro twist of raspberry salted liquorice on the finish. The bubble are soft and more foamy rather than aggressively fizzy, and there’s a mouth-watering freshness from the snappy Nero acidity and the zippy, crisp Arneis.

The Nero d’Avola was fermented with around 50% whole bunch for twenty four hours before being pressed off skins to achieve a hazy, rose petal colour. The whites were partially fermented separately before being blended into the reds before bottling, not only does this add extra acidity and freshness but it also washes out some tannin without reducing the intense fruit flavours. By making the Piggy as a rosé blend of white grapes and red grapes we think we’ve given it even greater drinkability and a mouth-watering freshness. The wine is bottled at around 12 g/L residual sugar and completes its fermentation in the bottle resulting in a final pressure of around 3 bar, producing a gentle, frothy foam rather than an aggressive fizz. Wild yeast, no adds, no filtration, no fining, zero sulphur = 100% natural goodness.

Country: Australia 

Region: South Australia 

Vintage: 2023

Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola 5(6%), Arneis (31%), Others (13%)

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Wildman Wine