Unsung Hero Novello Lagrein

Winemaker notes:
This is an invigorating wine with strong personality, freshness and fragrance, intended for early drinking. Juice spent 24 hours on skins along with 8 weeks exposed to old French oak. Wine did not go through malolactic fermentation (MLF) so has retained crunchy acidity.

Tasting notes:
A seductive and eminently inviting wine that is perfect for happy moments. Fiery sunset in colour with pronounced aromas & flavours of cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate.

Food match:
Can easily be enjoyed by itself or paired with a range of BBQ’d meats and roasted meat dishes e.g. BBQ steak, pork skewers,  roast duck etc.

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:

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Awards – Bronze Medal
2021 Cairns Wine Awards – BRONZE Medal
2021 Emerging Variety Wine Challenge – BRONZE Medal
2021 QLD Wine Awards – BRONZE Medal

QWine Reviews 27/11/2020  – “Winemaker Andy Williams reckons this is the perfect remedy for those stinking hot days we Queenslanders endure from time to time. Ice cold, I see what he means.  I’d hate to strike fear, but its appearance in the glass reminds me of those dreadful sunsets we Australians have endured twelve months ago with fiery red clouds shrouding the sunset. A dark cranberry juice of sorts seems a more appropriate descriptor. The fruit saw 24 hours on skins with 8 weeks in older French oak with no MLF.  A whiff reminds me of walking into the stone fruit section of the fruit shop during summer. Ripe plums, cherries and nectarine aromas diffuse. There’s more booty than Kim Kardashian. That depth and width stretches for miles through the mouth. Rich and with a subtle peppery spice, there is an orange peel and negroni thing going on. Give it a chill and you have a barbecue wine deluxe. With a snag or chop in hand, you are in business”.
Drink now.  88/100