2019 Unico Zelo Pipe Dream Nero d'Avola

Adelaide Hills, SA

A stunning, small batch Nero d'Avola release from a powerhouse winemaking couple enchanted by this heat-loving Sicilian variety.

$35.00

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About The Wine

Ask Unico Zelo winemaker Brendan Carter the reason for the name 'Pipe Dream' for this wine and he chuckles, explaining that he has a pipe dream that one day Nero d'Avola will be planted more widely in Australian than Shiraz.

Maybe one day!

This wine is all about exploring what Nero can do from a cooler climate in the Adelaide Hills (Birdwood specifically) as opposed to its usual warmer Aussie homes of Heathcote, McLaren Vale and Riverland.

The resulting wine is impressive, pulsating with both brightness and concentration, whilst never losing its natural acidity.

Tiny quantities made but absolutely delicious!

About Unico Zelo

Unico Zelo is the project of winemaking couple Brendan and Laura Carter. In their words, their aim is to create “Italian-inspired, textural and site-expressive wines” and “Australian examples of Mediterranean varieties in an approachable and jovial fashion.”

Since bursting onto the scene in 2014 with their eye-catching, outrageously good value alternative vino, the Carters have spread their wings and their range. They now make a large suite of wines, including single vineyard examples of Fiano, Nero d'Avola and Nebbiolo. They are one of the most dynamic winemaking duos in the Adelaide Hills.

Winemaker Laura Carter
Winemaker Laura Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
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From The Producer

A wine built to treat yo' self! The first port of call when making a Single Vineyard expression of Nero was our home in the Adelaide Hills - around the corner in Birdwood to be exact. Due to the cool and long ripening season in the Hills, 'Pipe Dream' is what we crack open when we want that rich, bold and lush red. Full of juicy plums and ripe cherries, this is your 2 squares of dark chocolate after dinner, a fantastical dream of a wine, plucked from the heavens where calories don't exist and neither does "one glass too many". A no judgement wine for celebrations.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brendan Carter
Brendan Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
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Floral notes with aniseed and blueberry pie, Redskins. It smells lovely. The palate is clean and bright, edged by crisp emery tannin. Lots of sweet jube characters folded into exotic spices. Light on its feet but with plenty of punch - like a darty featherweight boxer in the prime of their life. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Fruity, juicy and damn good fun

The label says it all, big juicy and perfect for a celebration or party - it’s not too serious but it’s damn delicious. Dark crimson, big on cherry and notes of strawberry. Best opened at room temperature. Ideal for dinner with friends.

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