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Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Red Blend

$30.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Clare Valley, Australia
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 40% Barbera, 28% Sangiovese, 22% Nebbiolo, 10% Merlot

Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Red Blend 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. It presents with smoky, amaro-like licorice and cardamom spice. Driven by a lively and juicy palate-weight and pucker with a bright yet savory finish.

Song: My Kind of Scene by Powderfinger

Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Cherry, Black Plum, Red Plum

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Epicurean Wines

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Red Blend

Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Red Blend 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. It presents with smoky, amaro-like licorice and cardamom spice. Driven by a lively and juicy palate-weight and pucker with a bright yet savory finish.

About Unico Zelo

Born in Melbourne but raised across the globe, Laura Carter has developed a unique passion to express Australian culture through wine. With a degree in agricultural science, she started working at the Henschke Winery before heading back overseas to gain experience in the Rhone Valley. She and her husband, Brendan, started Unico Zelo in 2012 with a mission to craft drinkable and refreshing wines that adhere to a minimal intervention philosophy.

Regarding the land they belong to, they approach Australian produce with respect and optimism and seek to introduce this into broader farming initiatives and production. They try to showcase this attitude within their other businesses, Applewood Distillery and Harvest Social Cantina. Decanter Magazine ranks Unico Zelo’s The River Nero and Jade and Jasper Fiano among the “Top Australian wines made from Italian grape varieties.”

Laura appreciates that more successful women are working in wine. “There are many successful women working in the wine industry and it’s so important that we continue to highlight them and write stories about their successes,” she says. “This is what will inspire the next generation of female winemakers and cellar hands to be a part of our amazing industry.”