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.