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David Fletcher Barbaresco Recta Pete 2020

David Fletcher Barbaresco Recta Pete 2020

$55.00

David Fletcher’s 2020 Barbaresco Recta Pete comes from the Starderi and Roncaglie crus, two of the finest in Barbaresco, and can be seen as a take on the tradition of blending vineyards that the region was once famous for, 'built' to express the best of the region and enhancing the complexity of the final wine. It's made traditionally, via natural fermentation followed by a long sleep (24 months) in 10 year old barrels, bottling with no filtration or fining and very little sulfur, and three months in bottle before release. Reticent at first, an hour open and aromas of dried citrus, chestnuts, leather and sweet pipe tobacco begin to emerge. The palate is firm but ultimately inviting, retaining its precision and presence while displaying classic Italian nuances of black cherry, iron, orange peel, and roasted chestnut and a lovely amaro finish. Elegant but expressive, it balances classicism and seduction. This is a Barbaresco you can drink now or cellar for over a decade – if you're patient. It has depth and concentration without losing any of the heightened aromatics that makes the wines of this region so beloved. 'Recta Pete' means 'shoot straight' in winemaker David Fletcher’s ancestral Scottish dialect; this is an honest and beautifully forthright interpretation of Nebbiolo if there ever was one!

So what’s a guy from Adelaide doing making Barbaresco? Granted, the name Fletcher doesn’t exactly evoke thoughts of classically styled Barbaresco, nor does it bring to mind anything even remotely Italian. However, if tasted without the label in view, there’s not a chance anyone would guess it was the handiwork of a young Aussie. Having emerged from the University of Adelaide, David Fletcher made for Burgundy, cutting his teeth in the Côte Chalonnaise, before returning to Victoria’s Yarra Valley to further focus his craft in the production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It was during this period that an Italian beauty walked into his life: Nebbiolo. Injected with curiosity and spurred on by that seemingly hereditary Australian streak of wanderlust, Fletcher found himself working harvest in 2007 at Ceretto, one of Barbaresco’s most recognized producers. After a few years of contemplation and time in the region, he was “convinced that this was his place,” and today he, his wife, and their two girls reside in what is likely the coolest cantina in the region: the old Barbaresco train station. In a very short time, by Italian standards, Fletcher has managed to forge some pretty strong relationships that give him access to top-tier fruit. More importantly, Fletcher clearly understands the potential of Piedmont, something not all of the locals do, and he has the ambition, commitment and sheer drive to go after his dreams. His own label has been a slow labor of love to get off the ground but now it's in full swing. If you're a true enthusiast of Nebbiolo, you need to get to know Dave's wines; it's going to be difficult to find a better value example of Barbaresco than this offering from a straight-shooting Aussie.

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Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).