Recta Pete is the family motto of the Fletcher clan in Scotland. The translation is to ‘seek those things that are right.’ David has scoured Barbaresco and negotiated a number of great sites for which to base this blend on each vintage. In 2010 it is 50% Treiso from 350m in altitude, this is one of the cooler areas of Barbaresco and selected because of this reason, and 50% Barbaresco commune. The soils have a higher percentage of sand than clay and almost a direct South exposure. Here the vines have an average age of 15 years and are of massal selection. Aged for two and a half years in 300L barriques.
Freshly cut flowers, spices, menthol, tar and licorice jump from the glass in this vibrant and quite articulate wine. There is lovely depth and plenty of personality in the glass. The energy and inner tension of the vintage comes through in spades.
- Region: Barbaresco
- Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
- Vintage: 2010
- Vineyard: 50% Treiso - 50% single site in Barbaresco commune
- Vine Age: 15 years old
- Yield: 1.8 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Sand with Calcareous Marl
- Oak: 30 months in 300L French barrique (20% new)
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