Fletcher - Recta Pete, Barbaresco (2018)
Sourced from the fantastic estate - 'Recta Pete' meaning ‘shoot straight’, a nod to David Fletcher’s Scottish family’s heritage as former arrow makers - this is a blend of two different, Cru-classified vineyard sites - 60% from Roncaglie and 40% from Starderi. A tiny production in total.
This is tarry, grungy Nebbiolo with lightish tannins for the variety but plenty of dark fruit, tobacco and spice characters from its two years in oak.
Dave Fletcher fell in love with Nebbiolo early in his winemaking career.
After some time spent in the Nebbiolo Mecca, Piedmonte, Dave moved his whole family and life there to pursue his passion for the variety. He took up a position as winemaker at famous producer Cerrato and still makes the wines there to this day.
His own label has been a slow labour of love to get off the ground but now it's in full swing. Through sourcing select plots of fruit from local growers in Barbaresco and planting his own vines, his small eponymous label is now taking flight.
Brilliant value for money.