Unsung Hero Aglianico

Winemaker notes:
Hand plunged twice daily, malolactic fermentation simultaneously with alcoholic fermentation. Pressed out to 2 & 3 year old French and American Oak Barrels. Oak maturation for 5 months.

Will age 10+ years

Tasting notes:
This sensual wine is complex and full of bold personality, a cynosure in fact. It shows impressive notes of black plums, black cherries, and rose petals balanced with a backbone of umami laced tannins and bright acidity.

Food match:
Meats: Beef Brisket, Smoked Pork, Barbecue Beef, Seared Prime Rib, Venison, Beef stew, Chili, Rabbit Stew, Oxtail.
Cheeses: Pecorino, Asiago, Grana Padano, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Provolone.
Vegetables: Portobello Mushroom Steaks, Roasted Mushrooms, Black Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Lentils, Crispy Kale, Purple Potatoes, Roasted Purple Cauliflower.

The story:
The wines of unsunghero are as much to do about the grape variety as it is about the maker. It is about identifying and championing the exceptional parcels of fruit that deserve the very best of attention in the Artistry of Winemaking. You are invited to celebrate this unique synergy of dialogue between grape and winemaker and discover the Art of Wine.

Awards / Reviews:

2021 Cairns Wine Show – Trophy for Best QLD Red in Show
2021 Cairns Wine Show – SILVER Medal
2021 Emerging Variety Wine Challenge – Trophy for Champion Wine of the Challenge
2021 Emerging Variety Wine Challenge – Trophy for Champion Red Wine of Show
2021 Emerging Variety Wine Challenge – Trophy for Best Italian Red
2021 Emerging Variety Wine Challenge – GOLD Medal
2021 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show – GOLD Medal

QWine Reviews  – “A big slice of Black Forest cake in a glass. Dee-lish!
Over a few hours, this Aglianico evolved beautifully. There’s an endearing beauty about its savoury drive as it coats the mouth with ease. Black pepper, charred meats, puffs of earth and a hint of licorice all mesh together beautifully. The firmish tannins finish a little drying, but their eye is on the future – long term cellaring is certainly the game this variety plays very well. For now, give it some air and a hearty meal by its side and you have yourself a very satisfying and pleasurable wine. Great stuff.”
Drink to 8+ years. 91/100