Unico Zelo Truffle Hound 2020
The Unico Zelo Truffle Hound 202 vintage is the newest release from self-confessed wine nerds Brendan and Laura Carter and is everything we’ve come to expect from this dynamic duo and their Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese blend that has long been one of our favourites.
The fractured soil pictured on the label represents a dry riverbed, and the philosophy that started the Unico Zelo project- making wine that grows in Australian conditions, not wine that needs to be cultivated under the ever increasing harsh Australian sun. Planting over 35 varieties in the Riverland region, east of Barossa, and one of the warmest growing environments in Australia, Brendan and Laura left the vines to grow without any irrigation for two years, leaving the decision to mother nature as to what varieties they would use. Not surprisingly, the varieties that prospered were mainly Italian in origin and proven to be able to survive and thrive in warmer growing climates. These are the varieties that they now champion with Unico Zelo, or “Unique Zeal” from the Riverland and surrounding regions.
From the winemakers - For the longest time, when we meet or when we've been introduced to new people who might have an inkling into what we do, the almost invariable response has been "Oh! The Truffle Hound guys!". It's one of our fan favourite wines, and we can see why - a jovial, approachable and smashable blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo and - making its debut - Sangiovese from the Clare Valley. The pretence is well and truly left at the door for this wine, a blue fruited juice bomb of deliciousness with unmistakably herbaceous aromatics. A Fan Favourite and a Team Favourite.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese
Country - Australia
Region - Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%
Other - Vegan Friendly