Renato Ratti Rocche Barolo 1998

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$49.99
Item No. 56167
  • red wine
  • WE96
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

"Pietro Ratti makes wines from vineyards around the Abbey of the Annunziata, locally called the Marcenasco. This single-vineyard Rocche is deep brick red in color. With its brooding black-fruit aromas and firm, dry tannins over immense fruit flavors, it is a huge wine, showing great potential. It should keep forever."
-Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2002

"Aromas of peaches and berries, with hints of cedar. Full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a long, ripe fruit finish."
-Wine Spectator

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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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Learn About Piedmont

(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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Learn About Nebbiolo

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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