By Unico Zelo
ROSÉ | PINK POWER
Welcome to our world, you pretty lil’ thang
WHAT WE TASTE
Salty sweet grapefruit, tomato consommé, cheese rind
Keep it light, keep it chill, no need for food on this one, just the company of a good friend or a fun book
Cold as ice
ABOUT UNICO ZELO
Laura and Brendan Carter have an intense commitment to sustainability - a unique zeal some might say (= unico zelo in Italian - read on to find out why). They planted 35 different varietals to see which could grow without irrigation in the harsh Australian climate and ended with a handful of native Italian grapes they now craft into wonderfully smashable wines aimed at the next generation of wine drinkers.
THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They’re B-Corp certified, they dry-farm their vines, they use pencils instead of pens… We could tell you more, but you could also take a look at this giant Google doc
of their sustainability initiatives.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
For starters, if you’ve met Cami & Leigh-Ann, you’d know that we live for Grenache – anytime, anywhere. Fifi is a Pinot Gris fanatic and Jamie loves her Italian varieties. So this fun little number is quite the mash-up of our girls. But that’s not all! It also harks to the influence that Japanese culture has had on the UZ ethos and branding. Laura, one half of the winemaking duo, grew up between Tokyo and Bangkok – a piece of herself that shines through in every bottle. All in all, this wine and the winery it comes from is doing some seriously cool things and we love them for it.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Clare Valley, Riverland, & Adelaide Hills, Australia
Grape: Sangiovese, Grenache, Pinot Gris
Style: Bone dry
Ingredients: Grapes + SO2