2016 Unico Zelo RADNESS Saperavi
This is the second wine in their Cellarhand series, where they give control of a wine over to one of the winery interns. They describe it thus: "every vintage we like to host a number of cellarhands who come to learn and thrive on thier own vinious adventure. To inspire thier creativity - we allow them to make a wine - anything of thier choosing. This is is the second release of this inititave. A red wine born of Saperavi - grown in the Riverland. A contemopary take on an ancient variety." This is made by Conrad who hails from Georgia, hence Saperavi - a Georgian grape. We got the only 12 bottles of this wine avaiable in retail in NZ and boy is it something... Juicy tamarillo and red plum with bloody intenisty and a hyper-aromatic nose that keeps intreguing. Muscualr and vibrant.