Unico Zelo Alluvium
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A vegan-friendly Fiano from Adelaide Hills.
- Intense flavor and rating well for a newer wine from Unico Zelo.
Varietal Composition: 100% Fiano
Elaboration: Ever had a wine that tastes like you’re drinking a lazer? Well, we’ve made one – Alluvium. We’ve worked with the epic Mylkappa Vineyards, which are just around the corner from our Gumeracha winery in Birdwood, who planted this Fiano (along with some Nero) only a few years ago – you wouldn’t pick it after tasting this.
Tasting Notes: Due to the Adelaide Hills cooler climate, Alluvium shows absolutely pristine citrus qualities, brimming with grapefruit and lime zest but the real hallmark of this wine is it’s lean, clean and mean mineral structure. It’s like licking ceviche off a wet rock – if you’re into that kind of thing…
“I like the delivery of freshness and richness here with a very attractively intense set of lemons, peaches and papaya. A gently grassy twist, too. Lovely, deep and focused palate. Great balance. Drink now.” ~ James Suckling
2020 – 92 James Suckling
A new venture in the Adelaide Hills by winemaking couple, Brendan and Laura Carter. Following their passions for Italian-inspired, textural and site-expressive wines, they seek to create Australian examples of Mediterranean varieties in an approachable and jovial fashion..