Unico Zelo 'Pastafarian' Nebbiolo
There is a bit of a shift this year for Pastafarian, with the inclusion of Sangiovese! The ultimate pasta variety, it must be said. Ask Brendan, we’ve long been critical of Sangiovese’s future in Australia, but after some recent encounters with other producers' expressions of the variety (Hi Sven), we’ve jumped on the bandwagon. Lucky for us, it wasn’t far from home, as the fruit is from the lovely Polish Hill River Vineyard. Still, this wine is Nebbiolo through and through, and it’s the perfect marriage with Slovenian Oak for a perfumed, blue fruited and savoury structured Langhe-style Nebb. A touch of Merlot and Nero to add somebody (and a nice little spice too!). Top shelf here, finding an identity all of its own. Great wine.
Adelaide Hills, SA.