A gorgeous, earthy expression of Barbera from 60-year-old vines in Alba fermented naturally. This is from Fletcher's new project 'Cantina della Stazione', which sees him making wine in Barbaresco's historic old railway station - hence the train on the label.
We can't get enough of this little number, which is brimming with dark, brooding berry fruit, soft herbs, spice and a lovely, earthy finish. Perfect on its own, or cracked up with tomato-based dishes, and rich meats.
Intense crimson. Deep, lifted blackberry fruit with spicy, stalky marzipan-like notes but not sweet at all. Racy blackberry-fruit palate with lots of crunch from the tannins on the vibrant finish. Truly distinctive.
'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