Unico Zelo Harvest Syrah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- An Australian grower co-operative wine from the Northern Adelaide Hills. Half the profits go directly to the grower’s, investing in the grass-roots of the industry to innovate and weather the seasons.
- The vines are grown in Birdwood, Adelaide Hills and sits on soils of Alluvial Quartz-Shot Clay.
- Vegan approved.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Elaboration: Crushed and then wild fermented. 5-days on skins. Oak treatment: Old French Oak Puncheons (500l)
Tasting Notes: A long ripening season means spicy characters when it comes to Adelaide Hills Syrah, and the vines didn’t disappoint! A rich generosity of flavor given marvelous definition through a star anise, white pepper and cardamom savory spice that keeps any hint of overripe characters at bay. A stunning example of what the alluvial soils of the Adelaide Hills can lend to one of Australia’s more iconic grape varieties.
2017 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
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.