2021 Unico Zelo Halcyon Days Nero d’Avola Riverland – Inspired by an intense passion for the land, Unico Zelo craft wines to showcase the unique sites and soils that Australia has to offer – in styles that are typified by the life and culture of this sunburnt country – from varieties that require minimal intervention.
Viticulturally, Nero looks absolutely at home year after year in Riverland, as it’s able to achieve a balanced level of ripeness that you just don’t see year on year with the other regions – it’s probably the easiest of the three Unico Neros 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.
Single Price: $34.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $25.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $300.00