2023 Unico Zelo Pollen Gewurztraminer

Unico Zelo |Clare Valley |Gewurztraminer
Gorgeous spicy and aromatic Gewurz from the one of the best value producers in South Australia.

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If you're heading to your favourite Thai whole-in-the-wall, the Pollen by Lauran & Brendan Carter, is your new best friend.

This Gewurztraminer is a little departure from the classic Italian varieties that populate the UZ 'Rip n Tear' range (Jade & Jasper Fiano, Jungle Jungle Dolcetto etc.) but it has that same easy approachability that those wines all share.

It's spicy, heady with wild aromatics and has just enough texture and acid cut to stand up brilliantly to your favourite Green Curry.

"By far and away our favourite thing about thing about Gewürztraminer, aside from its captivating aromatics and utterly unique flavour profile, is its ability to pair with some of our favourite foods to eat."
- Brendan & Laura Carter

Variety: Gewürztraminer
Region: Clare Valley
Soil Type: Red Clay Shale Over Blue Slate
Vintage: 2023
Alcohol: 11.5% ABV
Volume: 750ml
Traditional Owners: Ngadjuri Country

Winemaker's Notes:
You’d be forgiven for not knowing the origins of Gewürztraminer; a German name, mostly grown in the Alsace, but it’s believed home is the town of Tramin, in the Northern Italian region of Alto-Adige (which has strong historical German ties and it is the most spoken language). We’re always fond of Northern Italian varieties, and Gewürz is no exception. We’ve been working with this plot in Polish Hill River, Clare Valley since 2020 - most notably in Esoterico - and it is a remarkable mirrored climate to its home. Similar rainfall, 600mm annually, altitude, 520m above sea level, distance from the ocean, give or take around 30kms, growing season temps. It’s right in our breadbasket.

By far and away our favourite thing about thing about Gewürztraminer, aside from its captivating aromatics and utterly unique flavour profile, is its ability to pair with some of our favourite foods to eat. If there is anything on your plate that's bursting with herbs, spice, and that beautiful balance of sweet, salt, and acid that is emblematic of great Thai, Vietnamese, and the litany of incredible regional cuisines of Southeast Asia, you should be drinking Pollen. Don't expect any sweetness here, it's bone dry, and due to some slight early picking, a touch of refreshing acidity, bursting with potpourri, ginger and kaffir lime aromatics, a gorgeous chalky texture, riddled with golden apples, white peach and pineapple. Perfectly paired with plastic chairs in a bustling alley, armed with chopsticks and lotus soup spoons.

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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