Cloud Cuckoo Fiano Greco Zibibbo 2019
Cloud Cuckoo Fiano Greco Zibibbo
Cloud Cuckoo Fiano Greco Zibibbo is made using an unusual blend of Italian grapes. A vibrant white wine with notes of almond blossom and ripe pear, this wine has a refreshing tang that makes it oh so distinctive.
Hand-picked before gentle de-stemming and crushing. Greco & Zibibbo were held on skins for 24 hours. Cool fermented separately followed by maturation on lees.
"Cloud Cuckoo Land is an imaginary state of absurd over optimism – something that we at Wild & Wilder are often accused of. Indeed, not so long ago, if we’d said that we wanted to make high quality, low intervention wines made from Mediterranean varieties in the Riverland, Cloud Cuckoo land is exactly where people would have said that we lived!
But, we believe that anything is possible if you don’t see the obstacles, you challenge the “received wisdom” and resist the naysayers. Cloud Cuckoo Land is for everyone who feels the same." - https://www.thistledownwines.com/
Wild & Wilder is all about good clean fun. Working hand in hand with their merry (in a good season) band of growers, they craft wines of supreme quality but don't take it all too seriously.
Great fruit, grown by great people and made with a lot of love by people that know that wine is all about the good times, delicious food and creating great memories.
Founded by Giles Cooke MW & Fergal Tynan MW, who also make the Thistledown wines, the mundane is just not in their DNA. Being involved in every stage of the winemaking process from bud burst to bottle means that every bottle from Wild & Wilder is an experience you'll want to try again.
Highlights this year include the 2017 Courtesan Riesling from a year that some are calling the greatest Clare vintage ever. Wild & Wilder are living up to their name by introducing the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa #V17R - a non-varietal red sold in a 500ml bottle with a crown seal. Curious? You should be!