Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano
Brendan and Laura Carter started Unico Zelo with the idea of making honest Australian wines in a globally relevant way. They dry-farm their vineyards in a harsh environment, in an attempt to make quality wines that buck the trend of mass produced Australian wines. The couple has studied viticulture and agriculture, and worked in wineries in Australia, France, and Italy. They are making wines made from such Italian grapes as Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Barbera, Dolcetto, Zibibbo and Fiano. Their wines are exciting, vibrant and oh so drinkable.
Fiano is an Italian grape variety indeginous to the southern part of Italy. At the bottom end of the boot. So it does best when grown in a warm climate like Australia where it’s right at home. The Unico Zelo Fiano comes from a really warm part of Australia called the river lands in South Australia. Here Brendan and Laura Carter of Unico Zelo have created a top shelf Fiano from an under-recognized region. This wine is fantastic, with aromas of lemon grass, tart lemonade and ginger. Its bright acidity fills every corner of your mouth. It’s so refreshing, and perfect on a warm summer's day!