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2017 Unico Zelo Alluvium Fiano

Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills, SA

The most cellar-worthy of the stunning Cru Fianos from Brendan and Laura Carter.

$35.00

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About
This is our baby, the Fiano that receives the most attention.

Brendan Carter

About The Wine

Unico Zelo husband-and-wife team Brendan and Laura Carter are arguably Australia's most passionate Fiano advocates.

Of the pair's three single vineyard Fianos, this is the 'Grand Cru', the wine that Brendan (who occasionally operates under the #FianoMan alias) told us is "our baby, the Fiano that receives the most attention".

Coming from the cooler high altitude Kersbrook sub-region in the Adelaide Hills, the 'Alluvium' is the most structural and no doubt age-worthy of the trio.

In the Carter's own words, "it's our special-occasion Fiano, one for the cellar and one for the table." This is Fiano at another level. Enjoy.

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

Subtle notes of honeysuckle and grilled nuts on the nose, but this is all about the palate and structure - almost Riesling-esque in its incredible minerally acid. Defintiely some quartz influence there from these unique soils. Just ripe stone fruits, hints of sherbet and citrus and Fiano's trademark texture and mouthfeel. Finishes long and fresh - it really leaves an impression. All class. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

We've always been enamoured by Fiano's ability to age - indeed courtesy to it's tendency to retain it's acidity during ripening, presenting a wine with incredibly poise and tension. It's in the Adelaide Hills where we find this achievable, sitting on quartz-shot clay in the alpine Northern Adelaide Hills. It's our special-occasion Fiano, one for the cellar and one for the table.

Blend : Fiano (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Pricing & Discounts

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We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.