Elegant whiffs of white peach blossoms, crackling acidity with distinct Fiano texture. A Sunshine Slurper.
Bunches are de-stemmed then left on skins for 24 hours. Pressed off, wild fermented in tank on full lees, no settling/racking prior. Partial malolactic and lees stirring for 6 to 8 weeks. Light filtering prior to bottling. Sourced from Waikerie, a sub region of the Riverland from sandy soils. Fiano’s ancestral home is Avellino in Campagnia and as Brendan mentions Fiano is often referred to there as the ‘Riesling of the South’. Jade & Jasper isn’t a copycat of that style but one that Unico believes is their own style, suited to the Australian culture of enjoying wine pre, during and post dinner.
“The Alpha & Omega of Unico Zelo. When discovering the ability of Fiano’s incredible to be dry grown in the Riverland, a bonafide desert, it set us on the path that we were set to follow. It also certainly helps that the wine produced from it is nothing short of a delight. Elegant whiffs of jasmine and white peach blossoms, racy and crackling acidity with distinct Fiano texture. One of those white wines that can suit almost any situation calling for a good glass – it’s destined for the lunch table”