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.
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.