2022 Unico Zelo Pastafarian Sangiovese

Great Australian Sangiovese made for pasta, mess, and good time imbibing.
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When the name of your wine implies food, we hope, and expect, that it’s an indicator that there is a wine/food pairing to be had.

And that’s exactly what we have here, a straight up smashable Sangiovese that is juicy, bright and full of pasta melting tannins.

Sangiovese is coming along in leaps and bounds in SA and this Clare Valley version is so dangerously drinkable. Pasta, pizza, doesn’t matter, this wine is made for anything Italian and full of delicious carbs.

Variety: Sangiovese
Region: Clare Valley
Soil Type: Red Clay Loam on Shale
Vintage: 2022
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Volume: 750ml
Traditional Owners: Ngaduri Country

Winemaker's Notes:
Variety Change! Yup, we've flipped from this being 100% Nebbiolo to Sangiovese - a few reasons for this.
1 - In 2022 we harvested 450kg of Nebbiolo from the Adelaide Hills vineyard that was at the core of this wine (more on that in a few years). In 2023 we harvested nothing. It's been a tough few years for this variety and this vineyard.
2 - Sangiovese is a pretty good pasta variety hey?
As much as we love Nebbiolo - and we really love Nebbiolo - the future is bright for Sangiovese and we've been working with this fruit for a few years now in Truffle Hound and have been really impressed with the quality, so 2022 was the year to give it a solo release. If the Truffle Hound blend was the Beatles, Nebbiolo would be John, Barbera would be Paul, and for me, Sangiovese is George. So you could say this is our ‘My Sweet Lord’. Apologies for the musical tangent.

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    Easy drinking wine for a pasta dish

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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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