What’s not to like about Unico Zelo? The Adelaide Hills favourites create Italian-style wines (tailored perfectly for the region’s climate) that consistently impress and delight. The Alluvium Fiano is their top-tier number.
Made from fruit grown in the higher altitude climes of the Hills, it’s structural and crisp. You’ll get green apple, light citrus and a zing of minerality. It’s also an excellent example of Fiano’s propensity to age remarkably. Delicious!
ADELAIDE HILLSLocated to the east of Adelaide,the Adelaide Hills is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Considered a cool-climate region, most vineyards are situated at elevations between 450 to 550 metres. Rainfall is relatively high and spring frosts often pose problems. Hot northerly winds also make bush fires a real threat in the region. Adelaide Hills is a jigsaw of meso-climates, with the best vineyards centred around Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood in protected sites facing north or north-east. Soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock; typically well-drained sandy loams over red clay interspersed with schistic gravels. A premium wine-growing region, Adelaide Hills is best known for crisp, lively Sauvignon Blanc and elegant cool climates styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.