2017 Fletcher Barbaresco Starderi DOCG

Barbaresco, Italy

One of the first single Cru bottlings from Dave Fletcher's Barbaresco-based project. Very limited availability in Australia.

$131.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About
`

About The Wine

Only painfully small allocations of this wine are available because there is only a painfully small amount of it made.

Dave Fletcher sources fruit from three separate vineyards across the Starderi Cru. This specific bottling comes from his favourite of the three sites - a 0.1ha parcel on the Western ridge of the Cru.

The difference between this and the stadard Barbaresco lies in sense of tension and definition this wine displays. Everything is ratcheted up a notch or three.

The tannins are tighter and more chiselled, the armatic more beguiling and complex. It's a whole other level of enjoyment on offer here.

Only a tiny amount of this wine makes it to Australia. Allocations are measured in a number of bottles, not cases. If you want this gorgeous Nebbiolo as part of your collection, you'll need to be quick.

Winemaker Dave Fletcher
Winemaker Dave Fletcher
Piedmonte, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

David sources from 3 vineyards in Staderi but has a soft spot for one of these, the most westerly on the East to West ridge of the Cru. Planted in 1985 this vineyard is south facing and Fletcher source just 0.1 hectare from this site that gets bottled under the Cru label. Same winemaking at the Barbaresco = 100% destemmed. Open ferment, No post ferment soak. Elevage in old oak, over 10 years old, 300ltr barrels. Barbaresco can only be released on the 3rd January following harvest, giving the wine approx. 27 months total aging. David ages his wines for 24 months in barrel (legally it only needs be 12 as a minimum) then 3 months in bottle.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 750ml

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here