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Unico Zelo Fresh A.F.


“The Riverland, a veritable desert, is a complete underdog region that epitomises what it is to craft fine wine on the edge. Great farmers are year in and year out revealing that the area’s rich red sandy soils over limestone can produce gorgeous wine without a ton of irrigation… IF the variety is right. Brendan & Laura are intensely passionate about Nero d’Avola and its clear potential in the warm, sun-drenched spots of Australia. The insane water-efficiency of this variety coupled with no additions in the vineyard or winery (save for a small component of SO2 at bottling) displays the potential for this variety to craft succulent, juicy, aromatic, and supremely refreshing wine. The stroke of genius in the ‘Fresh AF’ cuvée is adding a bit of the Sicily’s aromatic white grape Zibibbo to the wine, not unlike the splash of Viognier you’ll see in old-school Rhône Syrah. It lifts the aroma into supreme smashability.

The nose is concentrated and inviting. It provokes childhood memories of that weird and delicious soapy purple gum “Thrills,” something like lilac and licorice, so pretty and bright and grapey, like welches grape juice went to university and a very nice concentration. The palate gushes with bergamot, grape, plum, black cherry, just so many fruits, really explosive and juicy, nuanced with notes of lavender, lilac, and river rock, with well balanced, refreshing acidity. The finish adds in a lovely note of aniseed.” – Vino al Vino

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