UNICO ZELO "TRUFFLE HOUND" 2016
Variety: Nebbiolo, Barbera
Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
Bottle Size: 750ml
Tasting note: 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.