Unico Zelo Cherry Fields Dolcetto
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Grown in the microcosm of blue slate soil inside Clare Valley – the famed Polish Hill River.
- The attraction is 20 year old Dolcetto vines grown in an inland, continental climate – warm days and alarmingly cold night lend great acid retention whilst developing flavor.
Varietal Composition: 100% Dolcetto
Elaboration: Harvested and destemmed only – with a short 5 day maceration prior to pressing straight to stainless steel and old oak. 80% of the wine will age in stainless steel tanks and 20% in 8-year old puncheons (500L).
Tasting Notes: An upfront and confected nose of plums and cherries with a light exotic spice lending definition to the intense aromatics. A structured weight with medium-bodied density and a cleansing acidity driving flavor across the palate. Some playful tannins that close out the wine as playful but serious.
2016 – 91 Wine Enthusiast | 90 Wine Advocate
2017 – 90 Wine Advocate
A new venture in the Adelaide Hills by winemaking couple, Brendan and Laura Carter. Following their passions for Italian-inspired, textural and site-expressive wines, they seek to create Australian examples of Mediterranean varieties in an approachable and jovial fashion..