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2016 Unico Zelo Dreamer's Creed Fiano

Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, SA

An exploration into extreme skin contact (210 days!) with the Carter's beloved Fiano grape.

$50.00

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About

About The Wine

There may be no other producer in the country pushing the boundaries of the Fiano grape like Unico Zelo. Brendan and Laura's passion for the variety's future in Australia is palpable.

Here they explore the effects of extended skin contact for a brand new wine. The Dreamer's Creed Fiano spent a mammoth 210 days on skins inside clay amphora before the juice was drained and it was sent to bottle. The results are tantalising.

This is an amber wine with drive and complexity. A head-first dive into a textural wonderland.

Only 400 bottles made.

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.

Brendan and Laura enjoy a rare moment off
Brendan and Laura enjoy a rare moment off
Unico Zelo winery, Adelaide Hills
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Such a beguiling perfume. There's notes from an old Apothecary - dried lavender, fennel, cardamon, dried orange peel and grapefruit. The mouth is full of energy. The gentle waxiness of the Fiano grape with a chalky grip and mineral-charged acidity. Exotic wine and no doubt a talking point on any dining table. Such a fascinating thing to taste and smell. And it's very tasty, to boot. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Our exploration into Fiano would certainly not be complete without exploring the extremes of skin contact and amber wine – and particularly within earthen fermentation vessels. Hailing from Birdwood – the same site as the Alluvium – and directed towards our terracotta fermenters, it was plunged by hand for two weeks, prior to sealing – and being topped with Alluvium – left alone for 210 days prior to draining (not pressing).

What resulted was genuinely surprising – a wine with intense, yet pure aromatics. A wholesomeness that contrasts the lean fruit seen in the Alluvium. A completely different wine – in almost every way. Clean and high-toned marzipan, marmalade, dried orange rind, herbal notes of eucalypt and fennel. The phenolic grip provides an interesting interplay of texture and waxiness to the crisp acidity. Only 400 bottles in existence, it’s a rare, curious – and pleasing wine.

Blend : Fiano (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 400 bottles

Brendan up to his neck in it
Brendan up to his neck in it
Unico Zelo Winery, Adelaide Hills
Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

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