Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2007

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 110665
  • red wine
  • WS93
  • RP92
  • JS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS91
  • 1997
  • RP91
  • ST90
  • 1996
  • WS90
  • 1993
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2009

Barolo Marcenasco is smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully reflects the typical characteristics of the La Morra sub zone. Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging. Barolo Marcenasco has ancient origins. There are historical documents from the "Rigestum Comunis Albe" that bear witness to the cultivation of the Nebbiolo vine in the "Marcenascum" area already back in the 12th Century.

This wine holds an intense garnet red color. A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco lingers on the nose. It is full flavored, full-bodied and elegant.

Critical Acclaim

"Silky, with intense aromas and flavors of tar, cherry, plum and balsamic, this delivers both power and grace, with a long finish. The balance is there, yet this needs time to come together. Best from 2015 through 2030."
93 Points

"The 2007 Barolo Marcenasco is deeply impressive in this vintage. It shows great intensity and roundness in a style that captures the essence of the year. Dark fruit, flowers, spices and minerals wrap around the powerful, supple finish. This is a fabulous entry-level Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. "
92 Points

"Lots of black truffle and ripe berry character, with toasted hazelnut undertones. Full body, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit. A little hot but shows beautiful chocolate undertones at the end. Give it a year or two before trying. "
92 Points

"Good full red. Perfumed, pure nose offers cherry, rose petal, tar, underbrush and licorice. Suave and seamless on the palate, with ripe acidity energizing the flavors of dark cherry, spices and tar. Finishes very long, with strong but ripe tannins."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/3/2012)
One of the best barolos I have tasted in many a year. The perfect balance of flavor and nuance. I should have bought more during the sale
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Rating:
(7/2/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
silky & excellent
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Located halfway up the hill dominating the principal valley of Barolo, buttressed by steep slopes lined by orderly vineyards, lies a precious jewel from the 15th century: the Abbey of Annunziata. As the monks historically produced wine from the grapes of the surrounding hillsides, today, remembering their lessons, incomparable wines are produced. From the 100 acres of vineyards,...

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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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