2017 Barbaresco, Fletcher Wines, Piedmont, Italy

2017 Barbaresco, Fletcher Wines, Piedmont, Italy

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2017 Barbaresco, Fletcher Wines, Piedmont, Italy


Named after Fletcher’s historical Scottish clan motto, “Recta Pete” means “Seek what is right”. A total of just 3,200 bottles of this wine were produced, a blend of two great vineyards: Roncaglie in the village of Barbaresco, and a sunnier, higher part of Starderi in Nieve. Unusually, Fletcher ferments in open-top stainless steel and hand plunges the cap every other day for very delicate extraction. There are pretty aromas of glacier cherry fruit, orange peel and a lift of wild rose. It’s elegant but assertive on the palate, with balsamic, cherry, roasted hazelnuts and a lovely amaro finish. Drink 2022-2032.
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Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region.

A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.

Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.

Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.

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