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2017 Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Barbera Nebbiolo

Riverland, SA

A juicy, interesting, severely moreish red and ripper value.

$21.00

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About The Wine

Brendan and Laura Carter love their Nebbiolo, and they learned from their time spent in the variety's spiritual home of Barolo that many of the best early drinking examples also contain a large proportion of Barbera.

Barbera can be a hit and miss grape on its own, but with Nebbiolo, it adds a juiciness and natural acidity that can elevate this great grape to another level. Such is the case with the 2017 Truffle Hound, this year 60% of the wine being made from Barbera, the Nebbiolo portion lower but integral as always.

As you might expect it looks a little different to previous years, but what it lacks in classic Nebbiolo character it more than makes up for with sheer, joyous drinkability.

Brendan reckons this is his favourite version yet, and if you're after a moreish light-to-medium red with a bit of x-factor, then this is just a no-brainer.

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.

Winemakers Brendan & Laura Carter
Winemakers Brendan & Laura Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Juicy cherry and sweet violet nose. Some roses and a fistful of green herb in the basket of red fruits. So vibrant, so bouncy, such a feel good red wine. Truffle Hound in good form this year. It's great to see. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Affectionately known as 'Truffle Hound' - This wine pays homage to the locals in Barolo who drink freshly fermented Nebbiolo before they take their expertly trained dogs (and pigs!) in the cold, foggy mountains of Barolo to hunt for the most savoury, earth-drenched truffles they can find.

This is our early-released, approachable and jovial expression of Barbera & Nebbiolo - we aim to retain the higher aromatics, herbal savouriness for its amaro-like refreshment.

For those that favour meaty, gaminess over bright plum-fruit. An exploration for umami-like refreshment. It presents with a smoky, amaro-like liquorice and cardamom spice. Given drive by a lively and juicy palate-weight and pucker with a bright yet savoury finish.

Method: 5 days on skins, co-fermentation, matured in stainless steel

Blend : Barbera, Nebbiolo
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brendan Carter
Brendan Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
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