Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Nebbiolo Barbera 2022
The name of this wine hails back to fond memories for Brendan whist working in Barolo in 2014. As the vintage wore on and the Truffle season in Piedmont began he frequently witnessed the local Truffle hunters visiting the winery prior to their searches, enjoying a glass (or a few :)) with the owner of the Domaine of what was raw, freshly fermented Nebbiolo from the tank, something so alien at the time that you would drink this variety for enjoyment so young. Inspired by this Unico Zelo launched a Nebbiolo Nouvo style in 2015 and have continued this into what its now the Truffle Hound blend, a red created for consumption in it’s youth, full of florals and frankly just deliciousness in keeping with the original inspiration behind the wine.
This year it’s a blend of Nebbiolo (florals, tannin, savoury touch), Barbera (aromatics, fruit balance, ripeness) and Sangiovese (florals, cherry, redcurrant) all from the same vineyard in Polish Hill River. Harvested at the same, all hand picked. The Nebbiolo and Barbera are co-fermented and the Sangiovese component is blended in post fermentation. No oak used for the elevage. Light filtration before bottling. Vegan.
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