Riverland, South Australia, Australia
Producer: Thistledown Wine Company
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.
An unusual blend of varieties but this wine has the characteristic energy you’d expect from Italian reds. Deliciously succulent with smoky, dark cherry fruit, subtle spice and a mouth-watering finish.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Points, Awards, Reviews:
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
'Nero d’Avola and Montepulciano from the Riverland. It’s fresh and a little spicy, with a kind of a port wine jelly thing going on. Medium-bodied, quite dry in flavour and tannin, with a distinctly saline edge to it. Finishes with raspberry and a tacky paint feel to the tannin. Solid honest wine.'
Grape Variety: 61% Nero D’Avola, 32% Montepulciano, 4% Grenache, 3% Shiraz