Unico Zelo Alluvium Fiano 2021
Sourced from their grafted vineyard in Birdwood in the Northern Adelaide Hills. Vineyard was grated over to Fiano in 2015. This vineyard is the highest in altitude of the 3 Fiano bottlings and the coolest of all three, 500 meters above sea level, planted in Alluvial Quarts-Shot Clay soil. Brendan highlights the slow ripening of this site due to the consistent cooler temperatures throughout the growing season. Slow rate to achieve phenolic ripeness and sugars.
This wine is most definitely the most ‘classic’ Fiano in style. What I mean by that is the Italian’s sometimes refer to Fiano as ’the Riesling of the South’. Lean, mineral with tension sums up this wine best. When young it’s most definitely a food style light mineral white wine, think Chablis for example.
48 hours of skin contact in the crusher after picking. Pressed then wild fermented in tank. racked off gross lees post ferment. 9 months elevage on fine lees. Occasional battonage during ageing.
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