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2021 Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Nebbiolo Barbera

Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills/ Clare Valley version of a classic Piedmontese red blend. Crazy value and always a UZ fan favourite.

$24.00

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 7 reviews
About

About The Wine

This is Brendan and Laura Carter's tribute to the Northern Italian reds they love, but in the drink-instantly style that Unico Zelo is famous for.

It's a blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese and Merlot. As you might expect, it's a wine built for sheer, joyous drinkability, with a savoury backbone making it great alongside a myriad of foods.

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.

Winemaker Laura Carter
Winemaker Laura Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
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From The Producer

Affectionately known as ‘Truffle Hound’ - 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 smoky, amaro-like liquorice and cardamom spice. Given drive by a lively and juicy palate-weight and pucker with a bright yet savoury finish. The Undefeated Champion of Pizza Wine..

Blend : Barbera, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Merlot
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brendan Carter
Brendan Carter
Adelaide Hills, SA
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Reviewed by Gary S.
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Release the hound

My favourite of the Unico Zelo reds which are 'up there' on the fruity scale. This one is more balanced, giving savouriness and spicy herbs a chance to shine. Definitely more food-friendly. An interesting blend of Italian varieties barbera, sangiovese and nebbiolo with a dash of French merlot. It's good value. If you have been searching for a quality sangiovese at a reasonable price, this is an excellent alternative.

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All day, every day

The Carters have crafted a real winner with their Truffle Hound. It’s a great pairing for any hearty dish and just as easy to drink on its own. A real winner.

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Delicious!

So scrumy! The barbera adds some extra punch to nebbiolo which to be honest I could do without but it’s still a lip smackingly good drop.

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Interesting wine from a nice looking couble.

Lovely bouquet with a good balance between fruit and acid. I will buy more .

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Chilled, fruity fun.

Fruit driven, with smacking of barbera savoury compliments - under pinned by nice acixity and soft tannins.

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