2023 Unico Zelo Slate Farm Fiano

The ultimate food-friendly Fiano from Unico Zelo. Tacos, anyone?
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If Unico Zelo's River Sands Fiano is for daily drinking and the Alluvium is for the cellar / special occasion, then this Slate Farm Fiano release is made for food.

At least that's how Brendan Carter put it to us, and it's hard to argue with the Fiano King when it comes to matters of this Italian sensation.

Hailing from the Polish Hill area of the Clare Valley, this has both flavour and structure in spades, and with spicy, savoury persona, it's really without comparison when it comes to Aussie Fiano. Ultra tasty.

Variety: Fiano
Region: Polish Hill River, Clare Valley
Soil Type: Red Clay Loam on Shale
Vintage: 2023
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Volume: 750ml
Traditional Owners: Ngaduri Country

Winemaker's Notes:
In love with this variety and this vineyard more than ever after the 2023 vintage. The 'Unico' Block in Polish Hill River and was absolutely SMASHED by botrytis this year. But the Fiano was in perfect nick. Drought hardy and disease-resistant. Exactly why we love the variety.

The wine itself is true to form the most popular of the Single Vineyard Fiano's we make. Bright pineapple, kiwi, custard apple, lime oil - got a bit of a yuzu vibe this year too! A little less intense on that tropical vibe this year thanks to a very cool vintage where this fruit didn't arrive at the winery until the end of April (!!!). But a ripper wine nonetheless.

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    Alex W.
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Textural, juicy and definitely worth a punt

    A hidden gem this, a juicy and textural fiano that is great with seafood or something light. Bring it out at a party and prepare to surprise and impress!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious textural white

    A favourite textural white, great with food.

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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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