Sole UK exclusivity. The name of Fletcher Barbaresco, ‘Recta Pete’ (shoot straight), pays homage to Dave’s family heritage as former arrow makers. If you haven’t encountered this Australian in Piedmont’s wines yet then you’re missing out. He’s an incredibly talented young winemaker, who plies his trade at one of the area’s big guns but has this fantastic project all to himself. We’ve been so fortunate to have secured the exclusive UK allocation for his wines over the years. Dave Fletcher’s Recta Pete Barbaresco 2017 is another outstanding release from a highly regarded vintage. Light red in colour with a burnt red tinge. The nose is immediately revealing with a bouquet of tart red berry fruits, orange peel and tobacco. Big boisterous tannins attack the palate with sweet red cherry and redcurrant fruits with layers of tobacco and leather on the finish. A beauty in the making, Fletcher Barbaresco Recta Pete 2017 is complex, energetic and built for many years cellaring!
Fletcher Barbaresco ‘Recta Pete’ 2017 – Wine Spectator
“Just mid ruby. A little reluctant to open up on the nose, with subdued but perfumed cherry fruit. Minerally with a meaty note and hints of iron. Concentrated yet subtle at the same time. Similar closed impression on the palate, with reluctant cherry fruit and firm, stalky tannins, at least for the moment, but a good balance is struck. Less forward than many 2017 Barbaresco’s and a little sulking right now, clearly indicating it needs to be cellared for a while.” – 17 Pts (Drink 2022–2032)
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