A highlight from Dave Fletchers fantastic range. The 2020 'Recta Pete' (which translates to 'shooting straight') is still so young, but already it's easy to see why this has become such a loved, sought-after expression of Barbaresco.
The palate is incredibly fine, with notes of raspberry, strawberry and cherry weaving with graphite and woodsmoke, and a taught tannic finish. One to pop in a decanter for a few hours before serving, or better yet leaving a few more years - your patience will be rewarded!
Just mid ruby. Still tightly knit on the nose and with lifted perfumed and peppery notes. Focused and fresh red-fruit palate that is completely dry, while the crunchy tannins take their time to emerge and grip the fresh red fruit on the finish. Just a hint of oatmeal. Ends a little vibrant.
'I have a heavy addiction to Nebbiolo, and I live in Barbaresco where I’m completely surrounded by it.' - David Fletcher
David Fletcher is an Australian native who really REALLY loves Nebbiolo, and that obsession has happily blossomed into a similar appreciation for other Piedmontese varieties too. He started making wine right out of high school, even though he had no family connection to the industry, and no vineyards to inherit (as is often the way. For better or worse, there is a lot of nepotism in the wine industry). In 2006 he came across Nebbiolo in his native Australia, which lead him on a journey that culminated in moving to Italy in 2016 to pursue his great love.
Fletcher Wines was born in Barbaresco's old train station, and to this day David still crafts his wines there.
'I consider myself lucky to be making wines in the Langhe and even luckier that I have no legacy to follow. It's led to a freedom to play and deconstruct tradition, all in an attempt to start afresh without any boundaries. I'm on a constant search for great vineyards, and always trying to make wines that give a sense of passion and place.' - David Fletcher
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