Unico Zelo Fresh A.F. Nero d'Avola 2021 (Riverland, South Australia) "...juicy, zippy, confection..."
"If anywhere in the world could make the freshest, zippiest style of Red - you'd expect it to be in the middle of the desert. Hailing from some of the most ancient soils on earth - The Riverland, is a complete underdog region that epitomises what it is to craft fine wine on the edge. Rich red earth, sandy soils covering limestone. Challenging, avant-garde - and one of the most exciting wines we've crafted to date. We're intensely passionate about Nero d'Avola and it's 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. A touch of ancient vine Zibibbo lifts the aroma into supreme smashability. Fresh. A.F. You've been warned." - Winemaker's Notes
"Super-juice mouth-feel and texture that picks up on the most confected of characters without a heady aroma or heavy weight holding it down. A more zippy expression of the grape variety – no doubt from the meter’s worth of iron-rich sand on limestone that emphasize these more fragrant and fleeting characters."