Region- South Australia
Grape- Nero d’Avola, Zibibbo
Producer- Unico Zelo is a small winery, run by the youthful Brendan and Laura Carter. Still only in their mid-twenties, this dynamic couple have been making wine under the Unico Zelo label for the last seven years, taking their inspiration from their intense passion for their native land. The wines are crafted from varieties that require minimal intervention, both in the vineyard and the winery. The in-depth study of vineyard sites in South Australia has led them to focus on those Italian varieties which flourish in the inland, continental climate of the Clare Valley and Riverland. These delicious and unique wines combine sustainability and drinkability to great effect.
Winery- Following a four day maceration, fermentation took place without temperature control in stainless steel, using only wild yeast. The only addition is a small amount of sulphur at bottling.
Taste- As the name suggests, freshness is paramount here. Well-rounded and bright, with juicy cherry fruit flavours that emphasise lightness and drinkability above weight and structure. The tiny proportion of Zibibbo gives a subtle aromatic lift to the finish.