Laura & Brendan Carter
“Look at the landscape where these grapes are grown,” he says. “The red sands, the Murray River, the gum trees: it’s the most unique Australian terroir we have. And if you grow the right grapes – like Fiano, which doesn’t need so much irrigation, and which retains its acidity in the heat – you can express the characteristics of that terroir.” – Brendan Carter – Unico Zelo (Max Allen – Financial review feature on the Riverland region)
Brendan and Laura are great ambassadors particularly for Fiano and Nero d’Avola, passionately describing the ability of these varieties to survive and flourish in the warmer climates of Riverland & Clare Valley yet using significantly less water than conventional planted varieties such as Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc. With the addition of the Single Vineyard wines to showcase the diversity in particular of Fiano planted in differing terriors it’s an exciting lineup of wines.