Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Nebbiolo 2016

  • Product Code: 6280
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: South Australia
  • Sub Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Style: Red
  • Variety: Nebbiolo
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.0%
  • Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

$28.99 $25.99 elsewhere $28.99

Regions : South Australia

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Affectionately known as 'Truffle Hound' – this wine pays homage to the ancient craft practiced around the harvest time – where hardy men take their precisely trained dogs (and pigs!) in the cold, foggy mountains to hunt for the most savoury, earth-drenched truffles they can find. Inspired by a small vineyard block at
Kersbrook, an underdog – overlooked by the prima-donna winemakers of days gone by. After working closely with the viticulture of this site for 3 years, we've finally got these vines growing to top-notch standard.

Nebbiolo is a challenging variety, presenting a 'holy-grail' for many winemakers who tend to lose their hair over growing, crafting and maturing it. It captivates, enthralls and beckons. It causes winemakers to make the great pilgrimage to Barolo – the mecca of Nebbiolo to learn how to tame this ethereal beast. This is our early-released, approachable and jovial expression of Nebbiolo – not a long maturation in our cellar, we aim to retain the higher aromatics, herbal savouriness and it's amaro-like refreshment. We select ferments and batches that are showing these qualities to hold for this wine.

A super-savoury cousin to Nouveau Pinot Noir – for those that favour meaty, gaminess over bright plum-fruit. This is the anti-Nebbiolo-Nebbiolo. An exploration for umami-like refreshment. The Nebbiolo components come in equal parts from Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills and Polish Hill River, Clare Valley – along with a touch of Barbera in a conservative 5% amount (also Polish Hill River) – that does wonders to the acid-line of this wine. It only spends 4 days on skins, then pressed to finish fermentation in a large foudre. It presents with a smoky, amaro-like liquorice and cardamom spice. Given drive by a lively and juicy palate-weight and pucker with a bright yet savoury finish."

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You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.