2016 Unico Zelo “Truffle Hound”
Unico Zelo are unapologetically the “cool kids” of modern aussie wine - they farm the Riverlands which until recently has only really produced bulk wine; they describe it as “some of the most ancient soils on this earth... a complete underdog region that epitomizes what it is to craft fine wine on the edge.” They are passionate about sustainability, so choose to farm Italian varieties suited to a extremely dry climate (the name “Riverland” is deceptively oxymoronic). Nebbiolo hails from the steep vineyards of Pidemont where it produces muscular, savoury reds praised for thier tarry texture and aroma which combines truffles with fresh cut roses. This wine barely sees skins and has juicy cherry fruit notes and a hint of truffle-like funk. You'll need more than one bottle - its super drinkable.