Was interesting watching it open. The nose definitely started with uplifting aromas of red cherry type fruit with savoury spices. You get a sense that there is more than Nebbiolo here; it really suggested Cabernets to me more than Nebbiolo - including Cabernet tannins and oak tannins maybe. I do love it; a serious red from Langhe that opened-up and settled-down over 2 hours. 14% alc. A casserole wine I reckon. - Michael L
Dave Fletcher is the under-the-radar Aussie winemaker, producing some of our favourite Nebbiolos from Australia and Piedmont. Not a bad achievement! Dave's love for Nebbiolo pushed him to seek a harvest gig at Ceretto, one of the top producers in the Barolo region of Piedmont. Years of hard work in the cellar paid off and now Dave is in charge of all red wine production at this famed estate, as well as creating his very own eponymous label.
His wines range from beautifully gentle, contemplative expressions of Nebbiolo, to more modern, vibrant wines such as his Barbera, made in a similar style to the wines of Beaujolais. He even makes a skin contact blend of Arneis and Moscato - a style rarely seen in the region.
We get modest amounts of his wines each year and have recently received his latest Italian Nebbiolo offering, including a couple of bottles of his famed Starderi Barbaresco, worthy of any great cellar.
|Product Type||Wine Red Nebbiolo|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|
|Vineyard Practices||Minimal Intervention|