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Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata 2019 Renato Ratti

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VITIGNO Nebbiolo

PAIRING Aperitif, Meat, Cold cuts

A pure Nebbiolo, from vineyards located in the prestigious Cru Rocche dell'Annunziata, in the commune of La Morra, this Barolo is a true institution, among the flagship wines of the famous Renato Ratti winery, founded in 1965. An artisanal product, cared for in every detail, from the strictly manual harvest to the long, silent ageing process, for 12 months in French barrels and 12 months in Slavonian oak casks. Important, opulent, yet so delicate and, in certain nuances, even feminine, Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo is a giant of Italian wine, a Langhe jewel that blends pleasantness and precision.

Intense ruby red in colour with a slow turn to garnet, it has an expressive nose of macerated strawberries, jammy cherries and violets, then cocoa, mint and oak, with hints of liquorice and balsamic puffs. Tasting rigorous, intimate, savoury, it is solid in its tannic weave and severe in its structure that takes over, completely, the palate, leaving it 'dazed' by an almost infinite romantic persistence. Good now, excellent in 10 years, unforgettable in 25.

A great wine that needs important dishes, such as spit-roasted red meats, game and very mature cheeses. Idyllic with a tagliata with porcini mushrooms.

The Winery

Oenologist, historian, scholar, Renato Ratti, in 1971, was a great innovator of Barolo and one of the main architects of the cultural (and technical) revolution in the world of Piedmontese wine: the first man to vinify a Barolo from a single vine variety and the first to create the 'Carta del Barolo', a classification of the best Cru in the area in Burgundian style (it was 1976). The Italian wine world owes much to him, especially his ability to have intuited the symbiotic relationship between a given sub-zone, the vintage and the ageing process, indispensable elements for granting soft, elegant and, above all, long-lived red wines. He loved to say of himself that he experienced first-hand every phase of the production of his wines, and it is admirable the love and dedication with which successive generations continue to carry on the tradition of Renato Ratti, that signature that is synonymous with high standards across the entire range, even in the more 'simple' and less emblazoned expressions, such as Dolcetto and Barbera d'Alba. Tasting these wines is like looking out over a panorama that directly overlooks the oldest and most precious hills of La Morra, a panorama that will be hard to forget...

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