Unico Zelo Truffle Hound

Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Barbera/Nebbiolo

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • 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 savory, earth-drenched truffles they can find.
  • This is Unico Zelo’s early-released, approachable and jovial expression of Barbera & Nebbiolo – which aims to retain the higher aromatics, herbal savoriness for its amaro-like refreshment. For those that favor meaty, gaminess over bright plum-fruit. An exploration for umami-like refreshment.

Varietal Composition: 70% Barbera 30% Nebbiolo

Elaboration: 100% destemmed, crushed and then wild fermented. 5-days on skin. Co-fermented. 100% Stainless Steel

Tasting Notes: It presents a smoky, amaro-like licorice and cardamom spice. Given drive by a lively and juicy palate-weight and pucker with a bright yet savory finish.

PRESS

2017 – 90 Wine Advocate

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

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.

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