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2017 Unico Zelo Cherry Fields Dolcetto

Adelaide Hills, SA

Bright and crunchy release of this very popular Dolcetto.

$21.00

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About

About The Wine

The Cherry Fields has become one of the most popular wines in the UZ range over the last couple of vintages, and it's in top form again.

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.

About Unico Zelo

Unico Zelo is the project of winemaking couple Brendan and Laura Carter. In their words, their aim is to create “Italian-inspired, textural and site-expressive wines” and “Australian examples of Mediterranean varieties in an approachable and jovial fashion.”

Since bursting onto the scene in 2014 with their eye-catching, outrageously good value alternative vino, the Carters have spread their wings and their range. They now make a large suite of wines, including single vineyard examples of Fiano, Nero d’Avola and Nebbiolo. They are one of the most dynamic winemaking duos in the Adelaide Hills.

Brendan And Laura having a rare moment off
Brendan And Laura having a rare moment off
Ochre Nation HQ, Adelaide Hills
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"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." - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

 A foray into a very exciting piece of dirt - known as Polish Hill River (Clare Valley). We once told ourselves, that if we weren't looking at the Adelaide Hills for the best sites for our varieties - it'd be Clare Valley.

Inland, continental climate, warms days and cold nights. Not to mention slate-ridden soils that pebble all through the vineyard. It's the sort of thing that winemakers live for - and we're pleased to say our punt on this family-owned vineyard has paid off. That's not to take the thunder away from our tiny Adelaide Hills vineyard, which provides the aromatic spark of life to this wine. Known as the 'little sweet one' in its homeland - although all the Dolcetto crafted there are most definitely dry.

It's the impression of fruit sweetness (or juiciness) that gives an effect of confection - smells sweet, tastes dry. This cheeky Dolcetto is no different - an aromatic, bright and tight little dry red that's absolutely perfect for chilling down and drinking (rather quickly) during those warm balmy days, when whites just don't cut the mustard. It's a creative wine for creatives - great results from Dolcetto-Sangria too! The general rule that we live by - if you're eating with your hands - you need Dolcetto on the table.

After what was easily one of our most popular wines of 2014, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to craft more Polish Hill River Dolcetto - and in 2015, we were very happy to have gained a touch a more ripeness than the previous vintage, lending more intense aromatics - and a slightly rounder palate-shape. Most surprisingly was the impact that the added tannin ripeness achieved.

A wine that lends a little more structure - and can therefore lead into meals more readily that a strict aperitif-style beverage. A nose of bright, maraschino cherries, plums and red fruit - with a smoothening palate weight and svelte tannin structure, without sacrificing a tightening acidity.

Blend : Dolcetto (100%)
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brendan, Laura & Truffles
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