Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano Riverland 2017
This is a cool, new Australian venture focused on textural and site-expressive wines, with a passion for Italian varieties. Fiano is an ancient Greek vine with modern plantings grown primarily in the warm Mediterranean sun and volcanic soils of Campania. The 2017 Jade & Jasper is an unexpectedsouthern hemisphere superstar that flaunts 24 hours of skin contact with
an intriguing visual and nutty aromas, coupled with tropical and stone fruitflavors on a waxy, textural palate. Unico Zelo’s owner/winemaking duoBrendan and Laura Carter call the Adelaide Hills home, but fruit for this superb Fiano comes from ancient, sandy limestone soils on the lauded Ricca Terra Farm in Riverland, a specialist in cultivating alternative grapes. Pair with smoked trout, scallop crudo and lobster rolls.