Unico Zelo Harvest Chardonnay 2017
This vintage served up conditions that were particularly great for Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - and of note is the inclusion of a new grower into the Harvest project - the Swaby family of Gumeracha: some of the best Chardonnay growers in the Adelaide Hills. Cooler temperatures and a long ripening season meant great complexity and flavour development drawn taught and tensioned by a flintiness only seen in the best years.
"Being winemakers, we're two people incredibly passionate about the soil and produce we have in Australia. It's our contention to showcase products to the rest of the world that embrace Australian native ingredients and pay homage to the custodianship of the indigenous people who maintained the land for thousands of years.
It's this passion that has driven us to start two wine labels, one that protects our farmers and another that protects our future. We've since taken these concepts and with our distillery, applewood - catapulted it into the horticultural realm - studying indigenous produce, it's beneficial effects on our land and the stories it can tell through incredible colours, flavours, and textures.
We seek Australian identity in the products we craft and the services we offer. We seek ways to communicate this with an entirely new demographic. Our hope is that these Australian stories can one-day be heard on a global scale."
- Brendan, Laura & Truffles