2022 Unico Zelo Alluvium Fiano

The most cellarworthy of the stunning Cru Fianos from Brendan and Laura Carter.

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Unico Zelo husband-and-wife team Brendan and Laura Carter are arguably Australia's most passionate Fiano advocates.

Of the pairs' three single vineyard Fianos, this is the 'Grand Cru', the wine that Brendan (who occasionally operates under the #FianoMan alias) told us is "our baby, the Fiano that receives the most attention".

Coming from the cool Mylkappa Vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, the 'Alluvium' is the most structural and no doubt age-worthy of the trio.

In the Carter's own words, "it's our special-occasion Fiano, one for the cellar and one for the table." This is Fiano at another level. Enjoy.

Variety: Fiano
Region: Birdwood, Adelaide Hills
Soil Type: Alluvial Quartz-Shot Clay
Vintage: 2022
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Volume: 750ml
Traditional Owners: Peramangk Country

Winemaker's Notes:
Ever had a wine that tastes like you're drinking a lazer? Well, we've made one - Alluvium. The epic vineyards we source this from are just around the corner from our Gumeracha winery in Birdwood. The Fiano (along with some Nero) was grafted from Sauvignon Blanc back in 2015!

This wine is in peak form in 2022. Its definition and tension has not been this pronounced in a few vintages - the acid is thrilling, crackling and ready to burst out of the bottle. Texturally it's on point, less waxy than some of the others in the range which really suits this leaner style. All grapefruit pith, perfectly ripe pineapple, guava, kaffir lime and jasmine tea, with that great mineral feature aromatically.

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 doing what she does best. Discover Unico Zelo

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