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UNICO ZELO HALCYON DAYS NERO d’AVOLA 2020

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Staff Pick
  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Nero d'Avola
  • Natural: Vegan Friendly

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Unico Zelo's Brendan and Laura Carter are regarded as being at the forefront of Australian 'New Wave" wines with a 'cult-like' following. They have a passion for the Italian grape varieties grown in the Riverlands region, showcasing how well suited they are to the region and to Australasian palates. This wine has become a firm staff favourite here at Vino Fino.


Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"​Viticulturally, Nero looks absolutely at home year after year in Riverland, as it’s able to achieve a balanced level of ripeness that we just don’t see year on year with the other regions – it’s probably the easiest of the three to decide when to pick. It’s bang-on this year, and as always it looks just that little bit Gamay-esque, almost Cru Beaujolais.

Really lovely sweet nutmeg and baking spice aromatics, with a woody, cedary undercurrent, backed up by these bright punchy blue and brambly black fruits. Great mineral drive this year, salty acid line framed by crispy tannins. A bit of meaty chew to it – how nice! As always, chill it down – it’ll be great with charcuterie this year or even pepperoni pizza! It has always been a party wine, and it continues to be."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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