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Unico Zelo

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

SUSTAINABLE - MINIMAL INTERVENTION

Brendan and Laura Carter are the brains behind Unico Zelo. Their love of Italy, connection with the vineyards of South Australi- an and philosophically advance winemaking techniques result in wines which are inherently varietal but deliver structure and style which are rarely managed by others.

As with all great vintners the Carters search for great fruit begins in the vineyard. But where many have looked straight to the best fruit available regardless the price, Brendan and Laura have spent years working with vineyard owners to manage particu- lar blocks and rows so as to garner the best results from some of Australia’s oldest plantings of traditional and alternate varie- tals.

The search for these particular vineyard parcels has also lead them out of the Adelaide Hills to the Riverland where they are working with growers to single out blocks which have the best aspect, soil structure and root structures and as a result the abil- ity to produce fantastic grapes, It’s a mean task which butts heads with the psyche of these growers, but not only is this paying dividends where fruit quality is concerned, they are also helping eschew in a new viticultural mentality for the region.

Ultimately Unico Zelo presents an ambitious representation of the character of a great winemaking team and the results are some of Australia’s most interesting wines.

“Brendan and Laura Carter sure have hit the ground running with their Unico Zelo wines; a confluence of interesting booze, considered and intelligent rationalisation about winemaking decisions , experimental enthusiasm and an affordability that many others of a similar ilk seem to overlook. Lots of ticks.” Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

2022 TROPO PINOT NOIR – ADELAIDE HILLS, SA -

$13.98
100% Pinot Noir, 100% destemmed stainless steel ferment for 7 days, no oak, wild fermented, bottled unfined, cross-flow filtered.

2022 UNICO ZELO ‘JUNGLE JUNGLE’ DOLCETTO – CLARE VALLEY, SA

$15.80
60% Polish Hill River Dolcetto, 40% Langhorne Creek Dolcetto, 7 days skin contact, wild fermented separately in stainless steel, blended prior to bottling, unfined, cross-flow filtered

2022 UNICO ZELO ‘FRESH A.F’ – RIVERLAND, SA

$15.80

65% Nero, 25% Grenache, 10% Zibbibo
Wild ferment, Nero co-fermented with Zibbibo (90% to 10%) in stainless, on skins for 5 days,
pressed back to stainless, blended with a component of grenache (7 days skin contact) then bottled
without fining, cross-flow filtered.

2022 TROPO PINOT NOIR – ADELAIDE HILLS, SA

$13.98
100% Pinot Noir, 100% destemmed stainless steel ferment for 7 days, no oak, wild fermented, bottled unfined, cross-flow filtered.

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