Decanter Top 10 Australian Wines of 2022
Change is sweeping through South Australia’s vast Riverland region, with many vineyard owners embracing an array of Mediterranean grape varieties. This is what excites Brendon and Laura Carter of boutique Adelaide Hills winery Unico Zelo, who purchase Fiano from a dry-grown Waikerie vineyard for Jade and Jasper – one of four different Fiano styles they make from a variety of fruit sources. This affable, friendly interpretation is all about citrus freshness and crunchy texture on the mid-palate. Seductive, airy perfume of jasmine, lemon aspen and white peach, anchored on the palate by lemon curd and green apple bite with nashi pear and racy acidity leaving the flavors to linger.