Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera d'Alba 1997

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 8795
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

International style Barbera, from good Torriglione vineyard (located near the prestigious "Rocche" vineyard in La Morra). The wine is structured and rich, with a pleasing and harmonious perfume. A full bodied Barbera with an excellent balance between acidity and tannin. It can be cellared for 8 to 12 years (depending on the vintage).

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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 Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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