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Fletcher Nebbiolo d’Alba 2017

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy


$43ea in any 3+
$41ea in any 6+
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An Aussie in Piedmont! Dave Fletcher's making cracking Nebbiolo in Australia & Italy!


Another delicious 2017 Neb! This is a sign of tasty things to come from Barolo & Barbaresco. Oppulent and balanced. Blended from two sites, one providing elegance the other structure according  to Dave. This shows just how success blending can be in making wines that you simply want to devour. Again, Dave has delivered a wine with excellent texture and depth of ripe tannin. Fresh, vibrant and delicious. This Vajra’s and Benevilli’s 2017 Langhe Neb’s have me in a happy place at the moment and looking forward to the big guns from 2017 when they make their way through the system.

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Sometimes it takes an outsider to truly appreciate the gifts and potential of a region. I first met Dave Fletcher, a native of Australia, at Ceretto, where he is the winemaker. A few years ago Fletcher started making wines under his own label at a tiny cellar that was once a train station in the flats of Barbaresco, below Marchesi di Grèsy. The first wines are certainly impressive. 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. That’s pretty impressive stuff in my book. Antonio Galloni

From Dave

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I consider myself lucky to be making wines in the Langhe and even luckier that I have no legacy to follow. It’s led to a freedom to play and deconstruct tradition, all in an attempt to start afresh without any boundaries. I’m on a constant search for great vineyards, and always trying to make wines that give a sense of passion and place. Not all of them are single vineyards, because I think great things can come from careful crafting. Not all the wines will be produced each year either, as nature dictates most of what I do.
I use everything I’ve learnt from my experiences of making wine and working in the vineyards around the world, pulling out the methodology that I believe in and then injecting a few twists and turns…….Hopefully it all works for you!
For those that need to know…..
I use 100% spontaneous fermentation but with a ‘pied de cuve’ method. I use old wood in the form of Barriques and Botte Grande. Sometimes I have to buy new wood to get old wood and this gets used on the X-blend and the Chardonnay. I never, ever, filter the wines or use fining agents!

In the Vineyards

50% of the vineyards I work with are certified organic and the other half is under conversion. As a day job I work for one of the biggest Biodynamic producers in Barolo and Barbaresco. I believe 100% in these techniques for my own grape production and strive for better health and lower impact for the vines and their surroundings. Not wanting to contribute to an ever increasing mono-culture in the Langhe, I offset the land used for my grape production with ownership of the equivalent area in Forest, swamp and grasslands rich in biodiversity.

Comunes: Scaparoni and Montà
Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Area: 0.30 ha
First year of production: 2016
Annual production: 2,500 bottles

This wine is 100% organic Nebbiolo and is derived from two vineyards, with the majority being located in Montà (Roero) and the second in Scaparoni (Alba). Both have different soils, where the Scaparoni has a higher percentage of sand and silt than clay and tends to produce a more elegant wine. The Monta vineyard has a higher percentage of clay and produces a more structured wine. Together they’re a match made in heaven.


Both these vineyards are in cool positions and I have harvested them always a week after the Barolo and Barbaresco. As with all my wines, the wine is made with gentle extraction and focus on the aromatics in preference to colour and tannin.

Open fermented with wild yeast, and aged for 12 months in 10 year old barriques. I consider Nebbiolo D’Alba as a good indication of what Barolo and Barbaresco will be like from this year and with this wine there is intense fruit and structure.

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Fletcher Wines, Barbaresco, Province of Cuneo, Italy