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2017 Unico Zelo Slate Farm Fiano

Polish Hill River, Clare Valley, SA

The most aromatically enticing Fiano expression in 2017 from Unico Zelo

$35.00

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This a spicy, lime-licked Fiano, that begs for a great food match.

Brendan Carter

About The Wine

If Unico Zelo's River Sands Fiano is for easy-drinking and the Alluvium is for the cellar / special occasion, then this Slate Farm Fiano release is made for food.

At least that's how Brendan Carter put it to us, and it's hard to argue with the #FianoMan when it comes to matters of this Italian sensation.

Hailing from the Polish Hill area of the Clare Valley, this has both flavour and structure in spades, and with its spicy, savoury persona is really without comparison when it comes to Aussie Fiano.

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

The nose is all lime and lemon zest, with spice, herbs and florals completing a fascinating bouquet. More citrus and some tropical notes on the palate, which is super-charged with savoury texture and searing acid giving imposing length. Interesting yet smashable! - Different Drop Wine Team

92Points
The Wine Front

"Quince and tonic, juicy and slippery, vivacious and fragrant. There’s plenty to like here, indeed, a first splash in the glass and tip into the face and there’s that smile on the dial. It’s easy to drink but has a bit more detail than expected. Length is there too. Flavours are bright and perfume is pretty. What’s not to enjoy? Go forth!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The tiny spec of blue slate soil inside Polish Hill River that exists within the wider scope of Clare Valley is world-famous for it's ability to impart incredible minerality and tension to the white wines produced within it.

Fiano seems to reach a depth of flavour here (courtesy to warm days and cool nights) that we don't often see in other regions (or on other soil-types). This a spicy, lime-licked Fiano, that begs for a great food match.

Blend : Fiano (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

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