2022 Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Nebbiolo Barbera

The Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley team up for this version of a classic Piedmontese red blend. Crazy value and always a UZ fan favourite.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews

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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.

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.

Region: Clare Valley & Adelaide Hills, SA
Blend: Barbera, Sangiovee, Nebbiolo, Merlot
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
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Customer Reviews

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
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7 reviews
  • GS
    Gary S.
    Verified Buyer
    1 year ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    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.

  • DM
    Dale M.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    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.

  • CM
    Chrissie M.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    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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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 doing what she does best. Discover Unico Zelo

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