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2017 Unico Zelo Halcyon Days Nero d'Avola

Riverland, SA

The latest addition to the Unico Zelo Cru range - single vineyard Nero from a special block in Riverland.

$35.00

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About
It's taken us 4 years to identify a site that we would deem worthy of a Single Vineyard Nero release from the Riverland. If we were going to do it, it just had to be perfect.

Brendan Carter (Owner/Winemaker)

About The Wine

It's only been on the Australian radar for a relatively short time, but the Carter's picked up the Nero d'Avola ball and are running with it at pace.

The Halycon Days is the second iteration of a single site Nero from the Carters. After four years spent scouring the Riverland for a site worthy of an individual bottling, an organically farmed block sat atop clay was just what they were looking for.

This is a finer-boned expression of the variety than the Pipe Dream - perhaps more 'Pinot-esque' version of Nero and delicious thing to drink.

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 country.

Brendan And Laura enjoying a rare moment of rest
Brendan And Laura enjoying a rare moment of rest
Unico Zelo winery, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

It's taken us 4 years to identify a site that we would deem worthy of a Single Vineyard Nero release from the Riverland. If we were going to do it, it just had to be perfect...

Grown in the sun-baked sands of Barmera, where the clay content is slightly higher - we found this well-protected certified organic vineyard that has consistently surprised us with it's individuality - showcasing a more delicate side of the variety - a side we believe legitimate to the desert-like conditions the Riverland endures.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Cherry and liquorice with Chinese Five Spice and a plum-skin texture. Light and smooth, it dances through the mouth with easy velvety tannins trailing behind. Glassy mouth-feel and strangely dainty for a Riverland wine. Interesting wine and very easy to put away.

Delivery

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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Are there volume discounts?

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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