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Fletcher Wines Barolo Alta Pete 2011

AltaPeteThe wine comes from La Morra (45%), Serralunga (45%) and Castiglione Falletto (10%) vineyards. Winemaker Dave Fletcher sends his regional blend to 300 litre barrels for three and a half years. The 2011 harvest bringing a lighter, more elegant rendition of this wine. The vineyard mix is decided based on season.

Bright ruby coloured wine with a faint amber hue. It’s pretty in the glass, pot pourri scents, whiff of char, just ripe red cherries, dill, black pepper. It’s tight in the palate but shows a suppleness in juicy acidity sitting just beneath the chew of tannins. The tannins spread in a web to the back palate, though there’s subtle caramel oak flavours and a pretty, mouthwatering flow of crisp red-herbal fruit too. It feels very fine, delicate almost, even with its latent power. Satisfying on so many levels. Drink nowish, but wait to 20 years too.

Tasted : DEC15
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $70
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2015 - 2035+
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