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2017 Unico Zelo Pipe Dream Nero d'Avola

Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills, SA

A stunning, small batch Nero release from a powerhouse winemaking couple enchanted by the Sicilian sensation variety.

$35.00

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About

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 more Nero d'Avola will be planted in Australian that Shiraz.

Maybe one day!

This wine is all about exploring what Nero can do from a cooler climate in the Adelaide Hills (Kersbrook 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.

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

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

Additional Info

From The Producer

The most bittersweet of our line-up, one of our most favored wines - restricted by the tiny quantities we get of these vines.

Grown on quartz-shot clay in the alpine Northern Hills, Nero reaches a broad density in fruit-ripeness whilst retaining elegance and freshness. A spicy, but powerful red, widely loved and limited quantities.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
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
Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $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.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

Customer pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays when we are open until 7:30pm. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Lastly, orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape. Moreover, our heat policy can be view here.

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