About the Wine
Not gonna lie. You will need more than one bottle of this.
Pet Nat has come a long way in a short time. Unico Zelo have nailed their take on it with this Tropo. It's a cool blend of Chardonnay for weight, Pinot Gris for fruit and Merlot for some structure and - with their powers combined - it becomes a dangerously drinkable sparkling.
Like all pet nats, ease is key. It's a sparkling which doesn't take itself too seriously. With a focus on a sherbet-esque fizz, generous strawberry/blackcurrant flavours and floral nose, it's a wine which is friendly and comforting. As great with a long lazy afternoon by the pool as with hurried late night take-out.
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.