Unico Zelo was established by Brendan and Laura Carter in 2012 but despite being a fledgling in this ultra competitive industry, it has an impressive portfolio of wines and even a perfume business wafting through the cool Adelaide Hills. They are a nominee in the 2015 Young Guns of Wine competition. Their fianos are interesting and worth locating, especially if you’re thinking of making dinner out of sushi or grilled fish.
$25 from Black Hearts & Sparrows (or order direct). This 2015 Rosato is a delicious wine with an orange-red blush colour. It is made from 25 year old Nebbiolo vines at Polish Hill River, an area more renown for Rieslings. The colour is rather eye-catching because you don’t see many Australian rosés of this colour, let alone ones made from Nebbiolo (SC Pannell Arido Rosé is the other that springs to mind). It has a fragrance of strawberries, cherries and sweet rose essence. On the palate, there is plenty of fleshy berry flavours, summer ripe cherries, and touch of savouriness from the smooth velvet tannins. Good structure, nothing too out of step. Slight blackcurrant/ribena on the lingering finish. Certainly a warmer styled rosé, for one of those cooler summer evenings over the bbq. Drink now. 91+