Unico Zelo "Cherry Fields" Dolcetto 2017
Dolcetto｜Clare Valley, Australia
Unico Zelo is the brainchild of Brendan and Laura Carter, based in the Clare Valley some 80 miles north of Adelaide. Since their launch, they've gained national attention as proponents of Italian varietals in South Australia.
Their "Cherry Fields" Dolcetto is a slam-dunk; it captures the essence of the grape, translated through the lens of the unique blue slate soils along the Polish Hill River, a subregion of the Clare Valley.
With notes of red fruits, oregano, lavender, red rope licorice, and spice, opening up with air to violets, blue fruits, pipe tobacco and a hint of mushroom. The palate is fun, fresh, chewy, and smooth with a hint of mocha on the finish.
This bright, lithe red is a lot of wine for the money and a great showcase of the Carters' talents. Free shipping on six.