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2021 Unico Zelo Halcyon Days Nero d'Avola

Riverland, SA

The brighter and juicier of the Unico Zelo single-vineyard Neros from a special block in the Riverland.

$35.00

4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
2 Reviews
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About

About The Wine

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

After four years spent scouring the Riverland for a Nero site worthy of an individual bottling, the Carters found a lovely vineyard in Barmera, Riverland, boasting iron-rich sandy soils.

This is a finer-boned expression of the variety than the Pipe Dream - perhaps more 'Pinot-esque' version of Nero and a really delicious thing to drink. Bring it along to your next gathering, it'll be the life of the party.

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.

Winemaker Laura Carter
Winemaker Laura Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A great medium bodied red wine: fresh acidity, plush red fruits, a whisper of spice and the kind of structure that's ready for the esky.

Viticulturally, Nero looks absolutely at home year after year in Riverland, as it’s able to achieve a balanced level of ripeness that we just don’t see year on year with the other regions - it’s probably the easiest of the three to decide when to pick. It’s bang-on this year, and as always it looks just that little bit Gamay-esque, almost Cru Beaujolais. Really lovely sweet nutmeg and baking spice aromatics, with a woody, cedary undercurrent, backed up by these bright punchy blue and brambly black fruits. Great mineral drive this year, salty acid line framed by crispy tannins. A bit of meaty chew to it - how nice! As always, chill it down - it’ll be great with charcuterie this year or even pepperoni pizza! It has always been a party wine, and it continues to be.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brendan Carter
Brendan Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
Customer Reviews
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Rated 4.5 stars
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2 reviews
  • JL
    Joel L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Delish Nero

    Super tasty Nero, will be grabbing a few more.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • GS
    Glenn S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    2 years ago
    Fresh and lively

    A really nice drop. Fresh and easy to slurp down.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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