Beautiful glass staining purple luminescence, it’s vibrant, translucent and the colour licks the glass. Fletcher Barbera D’Asti 2017 has a nose that is fruit, then earth, then oak, and together it is harmonious and gratifying. One sniff and your among the valleys and mounts of Piedmont. The palate mimics the intensity of the colour. Pure fruit, acid as clear as a bell, the fruit is just passed ripeness, holding onto mouth watering acid. This doesn’t have the brooding, heavy set shoulders that adorn many barbera, this is sleek and utterly refreshing.
After stints in Australia as a winemaker with respected estates such as O’Leary Walker and Sticks he landed a job with Treasury helping to grade vineyards across their huge portfolio of sites, a role David emphasized help him truly grasp the value of site selection and vine age. In 2007 he flew to Piedmonte and worked his first vintage with Cerrato, one of the regions iconic Nebbiolo producers and simply fell in love with the region and the wines they make. Fast forward to today and he now lives full time in Barbaresco, making his own wines under the Fletcher label to critic acclaim.
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – Barbera D’Asti Country – Italy Region – Barbaresco Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 14%