2016 Unico Zelo Cherry Fields Dolcetto

Region:Clare Valley (Polish Hill River) , SA

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:Unico Zelo

Quick Overview

Unlike any other Aussie Dolcetto you've tried. A smashable, one-of-a-kind red made for, in the Carter's words "eating with your hands"!
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RRP $23.00

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When reviewing the inaugural 2014 vintage of the Unico Zelo Cherry Fields Dolcetto, The Wine Front's Mike Bennie said the following: "It’s everything Aussie reds should be for those seeking ease of drinking, companions for food, gateway wines for white drinkers. Show the world. Encore." Strong words, but that was such a unique wine, and this 2016 release is just as impressive. Once again it comes from the Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley, a place Brendan and Laura Carter love sourcing fruit from. When you think Dolcetto you think sweet, fruity reds, but this is anything but. Wildly aromatic, vibrantly juicy and surprisingly structural, this is a lot of wine built into not a lot of body. The Carters recommend this wine for "eating with your hands", and 20 minutes in the fridge would do it no harm at all. It's different, yes, but most of all it's just one of those reds that is near impossible to put down.

What it Tastes Like

Aromas of cherries and plums on the nose, with a subplot of gentle, dusty spice. The mouthfeel of this wine is superb. It's medium-bodied at best, round and fruit-sweet before gradually fading away to palate cleansing acidity and some mighty fine tannins. Those tannins are a standout feature of the wine. Playful but serious all at once, and eminently drinkable.


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One half of Unico Zelo - Brendan Carter