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."