Unico Zelo Esoterico
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from Riverland, where the soils consist of ancient, sandy limestone.
- This has become one of UZ’s most cult-followed wines since they began.
- It’s not exactly white wine, nor red – many call it Orange or Amber wine…but they just call it Esoterico.
- Vegan friendly.
Varietal Composition: 31% Fiano, 29% Zibbibo, 22% Moscato Giallo, 13% Gewurtztraminer, 5% Greco
Elaboration: Fermented on skins for two weeks. Matured for a year in large 3000L casks. No fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes: Primary aromas of mandarin peel, black tea and rosehip. Mouthwatering acidity and ‘say hello!’ tannins. It’s a Bohemian at heart.
2019 – 91 Wine Advocate
2018 – 91 Decanter
Brendan and Laura Carter have quickly emerged as the most dynamic winemaking duo in the Adelaide Hills – In their words they seek to create “Italian-inspired, textural and site-expressive wines.” From single vineyard Nero d’Avola, Fiano, and Nebbiolo, there is something for everyone here as long as you seek individualistic, natural-spectrum, energy-packed wines.