Unico Zelo The River Nero
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Proudly from some of the most ancient soils on this earth – The Riverland, a complete underdog region that epitomizes what it is to craft fine wine on the edge. Rich red earth, sandy soils covering limestone.
- The insane water-efficiency of this variety coupled with no additions in the vineyard or winery (save for a small component of SO2 at bottling) displays the potential for this variety to craft succulent, juicy, aromatic and supremely refreshing wine.
Varietal Composition: 100% Nero d’Avola
Elaboration: Whole berry, wild ferment, natural malolatic fermentation. 100% Stainless Steel
Tasting Notes: Super-juice mouth-feel and texture that picks up on the most confected of characters without a heady aroma or heavy weight holding it down. A more zippy expression of the grape variety – no doubt from the meter’s worth of iron-rich sand on limestone that emphasize these more fragrant and fleeting characters.
2017 – 92 Decanter | 92 (Editors’ Choice) Wine Enthusiast
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.